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Rock Stars of Science (a Geoffrey Beene Gives Back® Alzheimer's Initiative): Rudy Tanzi, Massachusetts General Hospital - Genetic and Environmental Factors Involved in Diminished Brain Function in Alzheimer's Disease, Aging, and Down Syndrome
Rudy Tanzi has identified several different genes that can lead to diminished brain function in Alzheimer's, aging, and Down syndrome. He is also working to use information from gene defects that influence healthy aging of the brain, and to develop novel therapies for Alzheimer's.