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Dr. Brad Hyman Speaks at Penn

Penn Neurodegenerative and Genomics Center was fortunate to have Dr. Brad Hyman visit from Boston and give a seminar style presentation on November 29. Dr. Hyman has worked at Massachusetts General Hospital for 25 years seeing patients with Alzheimer’s disease, and he currently serves as the Alzheimer’s Unit Director at the Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease there. Dr. Hyman’s presentation focused largely on the heterogeneity of Alzheimer’s disease, and he provided some context for his talk with a story about two different patients. The first was a professor at a prominent university who was worried about having to concentrate harder in…

Li-San Wang Quoted in CBS Article

“Can the machine invasion help save your brain?” CBS explores this question in an October 27 article about the development of technology as it relates to advances in Alzheimer’s disease. While the amount of genetic data available has increased in recent years, the speed at which it gets sifted through also needs to increase in order to effectively pinpoint detection and risk factors for the disease. The need for machine learning and artificial intelligence is huge, as they can more easily detect patterns across the human genome. Cloud storage systems have been particularly helpful in this regard, the article notes.…