More Than a Gut Feeling

Posted June 16, 2016

On June 9, Cure Alzheimer’s Fund supporters and friends gathered for an exclusive presentation by Dr. Sangram Sisodia, who shared his recent research findings showing the Alzheimer’s link to immune responses caused by bacteria in the digestive system that influence brain pathology.

Through a grant provided by Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, Dr. Sisodia has also conducted research that shows the value of exercise in lowering the risk for Alzheimer’s disease. In his presentation, he shared information on the current understanding of the disease and some preventative measures to consider.

Dr. Sisodia is the Thomas A. Reynolds Sr. Family Professor of Neuroscience and Director at the University of Chicago Center for Molecular Neurobiology. An esteemed member of the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund Research Consortium since 2006, Dr. Sisodia also serves on the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund Genes to Therapies Steering Committee, a major research initiative.

Cure Alzheimer’s Fund also provided an update on additional research efforts leading us toward therapies to prevent, slow or reverse Alzheimer’s disease.