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UF researchers make Alzheimer’s and Lupus discoveries

Alyssa Fisher, Alligator Staff Writer

UF is teeming with brilliant people working on cutting-edge technology that saves lives, reveals mysteries and solves problems. We’re here to share the latest in UF’s advancements, research and studies.

 

Alzheimer’s

UF uncovered that anti-inflammatory processes may actually trigger Alzheimer’s, despite what previous research has found.

Anti-inflammatory processes might cause the buildup of sticky clumps of protein that form plaques in the brain. These plaques block brain cells’ ability to communicate, a major characteristic of the illness.

 

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