Grantee in the News: Reisa Sperling latest research on Sex Differences and Alzheimer’s causing protein deposits in JAMA Neurology
On February 4, 2018, JAMA Neurology published research authored by AFAR expert Reisa Sperling, MD, which revealed that men had fewer of tau and beta-amyloid protein deposits linked to Alzheimer’s in their brains than women. The study utilizes an innovative brain scanning technique that Dr. Sperling developed thanks to early support from AFAR.
Dr. Sperling is a 2003 Beeson Scholar.
Read the study—”Sex Differences in the Association of Global Amyloid and Regional Tau Deposition Measured By Positron Emission Tomography in Clinically Normal Older Adults”— in JAMA Neurology here, and a related article in News Medical here.