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UA researchers awarded grant to study Alzheimer’s disease in women

TUCSON – The University of Arizona’s Center for Innovation in Brain Science was awarded a grant from the Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement.

The group’s mission is to find out why Alzheimer’s disease affects more women than men.

The UA center has received annual grants from the organization dating back to 2016. This year the center will use the $100,000 worth of grant money to continue studying the impact of hormone therapy on Alzheimer’s disease in women, according to a news release.

“The grant allows us to research and discover critical information for women considering the long-term impact of hormone interventions and how it impacts their risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease,” said Roberta Diaz Brinton, PhD.

Dr. Brinton is described as a leading neuroscientist in the study of Alzheimer’s disease. She joined the UA Heath Sciences team in 2016. The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement was founded by Maria Shriver.



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