Alzheimer’s Disease Stem Cell Research

Alzheimer’s disease remains a difficult disease to investigate, since much of the damage has already occurred by the time of diagnosis. Scientists at the NYSCF Research Institute overcome this hurdle, deriving induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cell lines from skin samples of patients with Alzheimer’s disease. From these stem cells, our scientists can then make the actual forebrain neurons and relevant brain tissue implicated in the disease. Once made, these neurons allow us to investigate the molecular and cellular causes of Alzheimer’s as it develops so that we may see the actual decline and failure of diseased cells. The model that NYSCF scientists create essentially “replays” the development and progression of Alzheimer’s disease so it can be closely studied and ultimately deciphered.

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