ADRC Investigators in the News Archive

  • A recent article in the Pittsburgh Courier says:  It is well known that Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. Dementia describes symptoms of memory loss and other cognitive abilities that are serious enough to affect daily life. Though […]

    Pitt Researchers try to determine why Black community hit hardest by Alzheimer’s disease

    A recent article in the Pittsburgh Courier says:  It is well known that Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. Dementia describes symptoms of memory loss and other cognitive abilities that are serious enough to affect daily life. Though […]
  • Could a daily drinking habit be the secret to a long life?  Mary Brophy Marcus of Men’s Health magazine talks to the experts. Click here to read the full article »»

    Dr. James Becker comments about alcohol and longevity

    Could a daily drinking habit be the secret to a long life?  Mary Brophy Marcus of Men’s Health magazine talks to the experts. Click here to read the full article »»
  • While many studies have tracked the mental abilities of healthy people who test positive for Alzheimer’s biomarkers, few have examined the very old over the long term. Now, a group led by Beth Snitz at the University of Pittsburgh details […]

    Distinct Cognitive Fates in the Very Old

    While many studies have tracked the mental abilities of healthy people who test positive for Alzheimer’s biomarkers, few have examined the very old over the long term. Now, a group led by Beth Snitz at the University of Pittsburgh details […]
  • Dr. William Klunk joined Niki Kapsambelis on an interview with Liz Reid on WESA 90.5, Pittsburgh’s NPR News Station to discuss Alzheimer research in early April. The interview covers the process of learning about the disease and how it might be […]

    Discussing Alzheimer’s Research with Dr. William Klunk on NPR

    Dr. William Klunk joined Niki Kapsambelis on an interview with Liz Reid on WESA 90.5, Pittsburgh’s NPR News Station to discuss Alzheimer research in early April. The interview covers the process of learning about the disease and how it might be […]
  • Pittsburgh Seniors use music, art, yoga and more at the University of Pittsburgh’s new Brain Exercise and Training Program or BRiTE.  Liz Reid of WESA 90.5, Pittsburgh’s NPR News Station, reports on the program.  Listen to the broadcast »»    

    Seniors Dance, Paint and Stretch to Fight Memory Loss in New Pitt Program

    Pittsburgh Seniors use music, art, yoga and more at the University of Pittsburgh’s new Brain Exercise and Training Program or BRiTE.  Liz Reid of WESA 90.5, Pittsburgh’s NPR News Station, reports on the program.  Listen to the broadcast »»    
  • With a new blood test, Pitt researchers are hoping to determine whether the content of someone’s blood could indicate if their learning and memory abilities are in danger of diminishing. PittNews staff writer, Alexis Carter, spoke with Pitt investigators involved […]

    New Blood Test Aids Pitt Alzheimer’s Research

    With a new blood test, Pitt researchers are hoping to determine whether the content of someone’s blood could indicate if their learning and memory abilities are in danger of diminishing. PittNews staff writer, Alexis Carter, spoke with Pitt investigators involved […]
  • This award is given for exceptional service in support of aging related concerns and for making a significant, positive impact on the lives of older Americans. The award began in 1983 and is named in honor of former Presbyterian SeniorCare […]

    Judith Saxton, PhD, Adjunct Professor of Neurology, awarded the Samuel K. McKune Award for Distinguished Service

    This award is given for exceptional service in support of aging related concerns and for making a significant, positive impact on the lives of older Americans. The award began in 1983 and is named in honor of former Presbyterian SeniorCare […]
  • To Know or Not to Know: Trial Participants Confront the Question As large international study cohorts and clinical trials seek to enroll participants in the earliest stages, they must rely on biomarkers—such as amyloid accumulation in the brain or possession […]

    Dr. Jennifer Lingler’s research sited in news article on ALZFORUM

    To Know or Not to Know: Trial Participants Confront the Question As large international study cohorts and clinical trials seek to enroll participants in the earliest stages, they must rely on biomarkers—such as amyloid accumulation in the brain or possession […]
  • Dr. James Becker with the University of Pittsburgh’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center joined the “KDKA Morning News” to talk about how your eyes and nose may hold the key to early detection.   Click here to read or listen to […]

    Dr. James Becker and KDKA Morning News on August 3, 2016

    Dr. James Becker with the University of Pittsburgh’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center joined the “KDKA Morning News” to talk about how your eyes and nose may hold the key to early detection.   Click here to read or listen to […]
  • Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and UCLA Medical Center found that regular exercise resulted in a delay in cognitive decline. People who burned more calories through physical activity had more grey matter in the areas of the brain responsible […]

    New Pitt Study Finds Increased Exercise Decreases Alzheimer’s Risk

    Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and UCLA Medical Center found that regular exercise resulted in a delay in cognitive decline. People who burned more calories through physical activity had more grey matter in the areas of the brain responsible […]
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