Other researchers BUSM involved include Robin Ingalls, Frank Gibson, Guillermo Madico, and Lee Wetzler, all from the field of infectious diseases, James Jane Freedman, and Ellen Weinberg, Boston Medical Center, section of Cardiology and vascular Medicine, Hamilton, of the department of physiology and biophysics at BUSM and biomedical engineering at Boston University College of Engineering, and Michael Lavalley, of Boston University School of Public Health..

This study focuses on two pathogens Chlamydophila pneumoniae and Porphyromanas gingivalis, which induce a chronic inflammatory response in the lungs and the mouth, respectively. Chronic inflammation , or, or hardening of the arteries, resulting of plaque formation. ‘The aim of this study to understand how these pathogens remain and cause inflammation lead to disease lead to disease,’said Genco. ‘The immune system is to protect us, but in some cases it harmful and contributes to the systemic inflammatory diseases.PIB-PET include the injection of a the tracer material when Pittsburgh end B into the brain through the bloodstream announced, and mapping of the brains by positron emission tomography . GDP binds amyloid beta protein patches , a A hallmark of Alzheimer ‘s disease, and sends a signal , which is then detected by the PET scanner a picture of an image to the quantity and distribution of amyloid in the brain. In the trials the researchers examined the PIB-PET examinations with additional imaging techniques like magnetic resonance imaging or FDG-PET the size of different in order to measure the size of different cerebral structures, network connection and brain metabolism allow.

About 4.5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, according to the National Institute on Aging. Which direct and indirect costs of AD and other forms of dementia an estimated $ 148,000 annually, according the Alzheimer’s Association.

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