Repeated traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in soldiers and military personnel can cause behavioral, neurological, and cognitive effects and lead to dementia. There is currently no treatment for that type of dementia, but a $308,000 grant from the United States Department of Defense aims to help researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center find… Read More
The Department of Defense (DOD) has awarded a $1.3 million grant to researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center, and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) to assist caregivers of veterans who are living with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and dementia. Linda Nichols, PhD, FGSA, FSfAA, professor in the… Read More
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, an estimated 5.7 million Americans of all ages are living with Alzheimer’s dementia in 2018. While Alzheimer’s disease accounts for 60 to 80 percent of cases, vascular dementia is the second most common dementia type. Francesca-Fang Liao, PhD, professor in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Tennessee Health… Read More
Lynda Wilmott, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow at UTHSC, has received a $52,500 grant from the Glenn/AFAR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Translational Research on Aging to study Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.