Stem Cells and Alzheimer’s: A Conversation with Dr. Frank LaFerla



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Criteria for using stem cells to treat Alzheimer's
Dementia vs Alzheimer's
Physical changes in the brain due to Alzheimer's
Stem cell research in mice results
Transplanting stem cells into humans


During this live Vekeo event, Dr. Frank LaFerla spoke about his research and answered questions of participants. Dr. Frank LaFerla is Director of the Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders, University of California, Irvine. He was the first to use stem cell technology for use in mice engineered for both the plaques and tangles that are characteristic of human Alzheimer’s disease. Recently, his group reported data that shows that neural stem cells can rescue – and actually restore – memory and function in mice which have Alzheimer’s-like cognitive deficits. During this call he discussed his research and answered questions.

Dr. LaFerla was introduced by Dr. Diane Bovenkamp, Science Communications Specialist at American Health Assistance Foundation, AHAF, which funds some of his work.

This event was made possible by the generous support of the Zickler Family Foundation.