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Fi­nal thoughts

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While study­ing the role of brain blood flow re­duc­tions in de­men­tia, us­ing mice as a model, Oliver Bracko, Nancy Ruiz and the team in the Schaf­fer-Nishimura lab at Cor­nell Univer­sity, found that an an­ti­body that in­ter­fered with the ad­he­sion of white blood cells sup­ported brain blood flow and im­proved mem­ory func­tion.

In the Brack­o­lab at the Univer­sity of Mi­ami, Oliver will con­tinue to in­ves­ti­gate the link be­tween brain blood flow and neu­rode­gen­er­a­tive disease. Their re­search, amongst fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tions into brain blood flow, could aid the fu­ture de­vel­op­ment of more ther­a­peu­tics for slow­ing the pro­gres­sion of de­men­tia in some pa­tients.

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