Students win ISU neuroscience competition with Alzheimer’s research

Share this: Alyson Williamson (left) and Hayley LeBlanc are performing research aimed at slowing the effects of Alzheimer’s disease. Two Drake University students won first place at an Iowa State University neuroscience competition for research aimed at slowing the effects of Alzheimer’s disease. Hayley LeBlanc, a senior neuroscience and psychology major from Leawood, Kan., and Alyson Williamson, a P3 pharmacy student from Colfax, Iowa, won first place in a poster presentation competition at Iowa State’s Neuroscience Research Day on September 17. Their research, titled Study of Daily Genistein Ingestion on Spatial Memory and Olfaction in Triple Transgenic Alzheimer’s Mice, earned top marks over 27 other posters displayed at the research conference. The research tests whether mice who ingest a compound called genistein—which is similar in structure to estrogen, and found in…


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