Neuroscience experts in central Ohio say advances, research pushing brain treatments

Imagine an annual physical that includes a blood test and brain imaging that reveal whether you are predisposed to Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease. Then, imagine that any prognosis does not terrify you, but instead empowers you to take simple measures to prevent illness.Physicians and researchers in central Ohio and around the world are working to make that a reality. Such discoveries would represent the Holy Grail of neurological research, said Dr. Brendan Kelley, associate professor of neurology and psychiatry at Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center. “It’s saying we can figure out that you’re at risk of this disease, and we can give you a treatment that’s either going to prevent you from ever getting it or delay it for so long that it’s not really relevant to your life,”…


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