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An Overview of the Research Being Done at Roskamp Institute

May 10th 2014 at 2:37 AM

A lot of research is being done in order to find a cure for the dreaded Alzheimer disease. Scientific institutions around the world have been engaged in research in order to find out various kinds of treatment options for this degenerative neurological disorder that afflicts people over the age of 60. The Roskamp Institute, located in Sarasota, Florida has been doing pioneering research in the area.

The institute has been engaged in finding new and effective treatments for the disease. Research done at the institution has found that there are certain genetic variations which could lead to the disease. The institute has identified a small protein called beta amyloidal which triggers the onset of the disease process. The research team has established how the protein damages neurons, leading to their malfunction and finally memory loss in the case of the onset of Alzheimer disease. Research is still going on to find out ways to stop the production of the protein which could help halting the disease.

The research team at the institute has also established a connection between inflammation in various parts of the body and the onset of Alzheimer disease. It has been found that inflammation could be one of the triggering factors for the production and accumulation of beta amyloidal in the brain. This toxic production is what ultimately leads to neurological disorders. A lot of research is being done for production of drugs that can help in stopping this inflammation. Promising results have been found in recent times and this augurs well for further research in the field.

Leading the research initiatives at the institute is Michael Mullan, considered an authority in neurological disorders. Dr. Mullan has already written hundreds of research papers on the subject. A lot of the research in the institute is also focused on finding the relationship between various vascular factors that could trigger the cause of the disease.

Drug abuse and its control is another field where plenty of research work is being done at the institute. The research work is aimed at identifying biomarkers for drug abuse and subsequently to come out with various kinds of treatment options. Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is another field where the institute is done plenty of research. With increases in the number of accidents, this has emerged as a major health problem in recent times. The institute is doing research in this area in collaborations with the Defense and Veterans Head Injury Program and the Tampa Veterans Administration. The institute has also carved a niche for itself in the field of childhood disorders research.

Ongoing research in all these areas has thrown up promising results. The work being done by Michael Mullan has generated a lot of expectations around the world. With further research it is expected that permanent cure for many of the degenerative neurological disorders could be just round the corner.

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