Neurodegenerative Disorders

Neurodegeneration is the umbrella term for the progressive loss of structure or function of neurons, including death of neurons. Many neurodegenerative diseases including Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and Huntington’s occur as a result of neurodegenerative processes. There are many similarities of these diseases on a sub-cellular level. Women appear to be at an increased risk for Alzheimer’s, although women’s longer life spans may contribute to this differential risk. Specifically, the loss of hormones at menopause has emerged as a significant risk factor for Alzheimer’s.
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Ulrike Dydak

PhD, Department of Health Sciences
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Nancy Edwards

PhD, APN, RN, School of Nursing
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Mario Ferruzzi

PhD, Department of Food Science
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Arun Ghosh

PhD, Department of Chemistry and Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
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Jessica Huber, Ph.D.

PhD, Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
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Elsa Janle

PhD, Department of Nutritional Sciences
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Marshall Porterfield

PhD, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
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Jean-Christophe Rochet

PhD, Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
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Sandra Rossie

PhD, Department of Biochemistry
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Kavita Shah

PhD, Department of Chemistry
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Wei Zheng

PhD, Department of Health Sciences

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