Alzheimer’s was first described in a female patient back in 1906. For many decades, scientists have been trying to decode this disease with no avail. Instead, more questions keep popping up as we learn more about this complex disease and face dead ends in treatment exploration. Two experts in the field join Viewpoints this week to shed some light on modern Alzheimer’s research.
Dr. Robert Vassar, scientific director, behavior neurology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, director, Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, Mesulam Center for Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease at Northwestern University.
Dr. Karl Herrup, professor, neurobiology, investigator, Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, author, How Not to Study a Disease: The Story of Alzheimer’s.