Part II: How serendipity can lead to a new model for Alzheimer’s disease

PDB ID: 6DSO Cryo-EM structure of murine AA amyloid fibril written by Claire MacMurray It is my hope that both part one of this series in addition to Dr. Herrup’s Connell lecture brought awareness to the state of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) research and the predominant […]

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Raising awareness: Addressing the lack of treatment for Alzheimer’s disease

Cryo-EM structure of human AA amyloid fibril (PDB ID: 6MST) written by Claire MacMurray In light of news published earlier this year, it is evident that the field of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), as a collective, refuses to abandon the “amyloid hypothesis”. I aim to suggest that such […]

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From the lab to the runway: Making academia more inclusive through Drag

Written by Andrew Zhai Rawbyn Diamonds walks onto the stage at Toronto’s Gladstone Hotel. She’s carrying an umbrella while seamlessly mouthing the words to Rihanna’s Umbrella. In fact, we’re told she’s friends with Rihanna. Whether or not this is true doesn’t matter: with the way […]

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Connell Lecture Series: Dr. Tom Rapoport

written by Alexa Fitzpatrick photo courtesy of the Martin-Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg  Dr. Tom Rapoport is a professor with the Department of Cell Biology at Harvard Medical School, and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator. Dr. Rapoport will be discussing his research on the mechanisms […]

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