KUSA - In our latest episode of Health Happens, 9Health took you behind the scenes of an Alzheimer’s research lab. They covered a lot of information – you can watch the video here! But for the purposes of this article, we want to focus specifically on the latest research.

Understanding the Mechanism of Alzheimer’s

Dr. Huntington Potter, Professor of Neurology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine says that scientists all over the world are trying to understand the mechanism of Alzheimer’s and to use that information to develop new drugs.

“Several are in clinical trials right now and some look rather promising,” says Dr. Potter.

That includes research locally at the Rocky Mountain Alzheimer’s Disease Center.

“Alzheimer’s disease research at the University of Colorado is both basic laboratory research and clinical research,” explains Dr. Potter. “What we’re doing in the laboratory is trying to understand the intricacies of Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases, and develop ‘new’ drugs that might help us block certain steps in the disease process.”

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