Previous Grants

The following grants were approved prior to July 2016

Project Grant

$10,448

Dr Lucia Schweitzer University of Otago 2015 December

Characterising the electroencephalogram profiles of Alzheimer’s disease mouse models

Studying brain activity recordings in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease to better understand the pathology of the disease    

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disease that presents an immense burden for patients, caregivers and society, with the number of affected individuals rising steadily. Current mouse models used to study AD do not present the full range of pathology, perhaps contributing to the lack of a cure or efficient treatment. New research indicates that sleep patterns and electroencephalograms (EEG) of AD patients differ from the normal population and that these recordings help diagnose and predict patient outcomes. Dr Schweitzer will use a novel, wireless system to study EEG changes in a newly created mouse model. The results will provide a better understanding of the pathology in these mice, and will provide a baseline data for future tests of therapeutic approaches in both model systems. 

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