High-Tech Imaging of Alzheimer’s Brains

Alzheimer’s disease is the number one cause of dementia worldwide, and currently no treatments can stop it. In Alzheimer’s disease, memory defects are caused by the loss of connections between brain cells. Dr. Adam Mecca, of Yale University, plans to use a high-tech imaging system to find out when this disconnection happens, which may help improve the use of current treatments and aid the discovery of new drugs to fight Alzheimer’s disease.