Exploring the TARDBP I383V Variant of Frontotemporal Dementia

Our research team, part of the ALLFTD consortium, is excited to share recent findings on a relatively unknown genetic variant, TARDBP I383V. This gene selectively impacts the temporal lobes causing semantic dementia, in which people lose meaning of words, faces, and more.  Semantic dementia has rarely been considered to have a genetic component, though this…

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Highlights from AAN’s Annual Meeting

Members from the CSAND Lab recently attended The American Academy of Neurology’s (AAN) annual conference. AAN is the world’s largest association of neurologists and neuroscience professionals, with more than 40,000 members. The association is dedicated to promoting high quality patient-centered neurologic care, with its main goals being growing a diverse neurology workforce, strengthening neurological practice,…

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Highlights from ANPA’s 34th Annual Meeting

The American Neuropsychiatric Association (ANPA) recently concluded its 34th Annual Meeting, an event that showcased cutting-edge research in a variety of fields including cognitive, emotional, and behavioral science. ANPA is a non-profit organization of professionals in behavioral neurology, neuropsychiatry, neuropsychology, and the clinical neurosciences with a mission to improve the lives of people with disorders…

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Why Participate in Clinical Research?

Have you ever been interested in clinical research? Perhaps you’re not sure why anyone would want to participate in the first place? Or maybe you haven’t even heard of it until now? This blog post discusses clinical research generally, as well as some of the pros and cons to participating. Clinical research is a branch…

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