“Understanding Alzheimer’s” with Rudy Tanzi, Ph.D.

July 13th, 2015

Dr. Rudy Tanzi of Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital is a leading researcher in the Alzheimer’s field. He has co-discovered the three familial early-onset Alzheimer’s genes. In 2014, his lab developed “Alzheimer’s in a Dish“, a 3D model of a human brain with Alzheimer’s that will be used to better understand the disease and test potential therapies. Tanzi serves as Research Consortium Chair for Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, a nonprofit dedicated to funding research with the highest probability of slowing, stopping or reversing Alzheimer’s disease.

In this video for CuriosityStream, Dr. Tanzi gives a brief overview of Alzheimer’s disease for the layperson. Watch to find out what happens in the brain during Alzheimer’s, and how this causes the symptoms we see in patients.