Media advances JAX, UMaine Alzheimer’s dementia research

ScienceDaily and News Medical advanced a media release about a Jackson Laboratory- and University of Maine-led research team discovering a connection between the gene Dlgap2 and Alzheimer’s dementia. Catherine Kaczorowski, associate professor and Evnin family chair in Alzheimer’s research at The Jackson Laboratory (JAX), and adjunct professor with the UMaine Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering (GSBSE); Andrew Ouellette, a Ph.D student at JAX and a GSBSE NIH T32 predoctoral awardee; and their colleagues found that the expression of the gene Dlgap2, which helps facilitate communication between neurons in the nervous system, is associated with the degree of memory loss in mice and risk for Alzheimer’s dementia in humans.