Alzheimer’s Talks Teleconference – Stem Cells and Alzheimer’s

Dr. Frank LaFerla is Director of the Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders, University of California, Irvine. He was the first to use stem cell technology for use in mice engineered for both the plaques and tangles that are characteristic of human Alzheimer’s disease. Recently, his group reported data that shows that neural stem cells can rescue – and actually restore – memory and function in mice, which have Alzheimer’s-like cognitive deficits. During this call he discusses his research and answers questions. Click here for a recording and transcript.