Looking for Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease Before it Strikes

By working with a genetically linked group of 5,000 individuals in Colombia who have a significantly higher predisposition to early-onset ‪#‎Alzheimer‬’s disease than any other population in the world, Mass General researcher Yakeel T. Quiroz, PhD (pictured here), is hoping to better understand the subtle changes in the brain that take place prior to an individual developing noticeable signs of the disease. By identifying these changes, it may one day be possible to start preventive measures before the disease takes hold.

Dr. Quiroz, a Colombian native, recently received an National Institutes of Health (NIH) Early Investigators Award to continue her research.

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