Press Release – Funding research toward the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease

Proactive Measures

Magazine Article
By Elizabeth Chorney-Booth
These two Albertans are taking vastly different approaches to dementia research, both with the ultimate goal of improving people’s lives


“If we could understand why that DNA sequence protects someone from getting Alzheimer’s disease, we could then leverage that to try to develop a drug that creates the same effect.”

— Matthew Macauley

Territorial Acknowledgement

The University of Alberta, its buildings, labs, and research stations are primarily located on the traditional territory of Cree, Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, and Ojibway/Saulteaux/Anishinaabe nations; lands that are now known as part of Treaties 6, 7, and 8 and homeland of the Métis. The University of Alberta respects the sovereignty, lands, histories, languages, knowledge systems, and cultures of First Nations, Métis and Inuit nations.

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