UI Health Researchers on Leading Edge of Improving Health in Older Populations
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Dr. Orly Lazarov, professor of anatomy and cell biology at the UIC College of Medicine, is leading research into the restoration of memory loss from Alzheimer’s disease by boosting the production of neurons. The research has produced evidence that neurogenesis plays an active role in the pathology of the disease, the first time this has been demonstrated. Alzheimer’s is currently one of the most financially and emotionally burdensome diseases in the U.S., and Dr. Lazarov believes this research could lead to a new spectrum of medications that could restore memory in Alzheimer’s patients.