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MU Researcher Receives $1.5 Million Grant from the National Institutes of Health to Study Vascular Factors in Alzheimer’s Disease

May 19, 2014

University of Missouri researcher James Lee and his collaborator, Grace Sun, a professor in the Department of Biochemistry at MU, are using biophysical engineering techniques to study the causes of Alzheimer’s and future treatment options and cures. 

Story By: MU News Bureau

“Alzheimer’s is an extremely complex disease,” said Lee, an associate professor of bioengineering in the MU College of Engineering. “Our research team focuses on a protein, amyloid-beta peptide, which is present at toxic levels in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients. We hope to find links between the peptide and the inevitable damage to blood capillaries in the brain.”  MORE…