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May 19, 2017

Does Gender Influence Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease?

Dr. Nagiza Samatova, professor of computer science at NC State University, has been awarded $16,226 in supplemental funding by Duke University to support her research proposal entitled “Gender Differences in the Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease in ADNI-1 MCI.”  Total funding for the project is now $61,226.
The award will run from January 1, 2016 through May 16, 2017. 
Abstract – The project will examine gender differences in cognition of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) subjects using longitudinal analysis. We hypothesize that women in MCI diagnostic group may progress at a faster rate in cognitive decline and hippocampal atrophy than men in relation to AD biomarkers. To test the hypothesis, pooled ADNI1-1 and ADNI-2 data will be utilized.
For more information on Dr. Samatova, click here.

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