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Lipid and lipoprotein metabolism in the CNS

The analysis of lipoprotein metabolism has traditionally been restricted to the easily accessible circulation and peripheral tissues. Very little work has been done behind the blood brain barrier, where many of the lipid carrying or metabolizing genes are also expressed. Yet we know very little about their functions there, although for instance ApoE4 is THE primary risk factor for late-onset Alzheimer's disease. Conventional ...more »

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Goal 2: Reduce Human Disease

Mechanical interaction of the cerebral vascular system with the brain parenchyma during mild traumatic brain injury

Dangerous mechanical interaction of the cerebral vascular system with the brain parenchyma during mild traumatic brain injury from either a blast wave or from impact may result from a combination of shear and compression deformation waves that causes non-diffusive extracellular fluid motion. Measure the mechanical response, to a combination of shear and compressive deformation, of animal model specimens containing the ...more »

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Understanding the Role of the Vasculature in Dementia

Dementia is traditionally grouped into vascular dementia, Alzheimer's dementia, Parkinson's dementia and other causes of dementia. Vascular dementia is generally thought to be a consequence of strokes but there are some recent studies indicating that even Alzheimer's dementia may have a vascular underpinning. Vascular permeability is increased in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease and it is possible that similar ...more »

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