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Alzheimer‘s environmental risk factors
USC researchers are looking at the importance of environmental factors in developing Alzheimer's, in particular how they relate to with people who carry genes that increase the risk of Alzheimer‘s disease. (Illustration/iStock)

Scientists propose new approach to Alzheimer’s research to address environmental risks

USC and Duke researchers propose the Alzheimer’s Disease Exposome to address gaps in understanding how environmental factors interact with genetics to increase or reduce risk for the disease.

HealthScience/Technology
AAEA Wisdom project panel
Michael Harrington, Karen Lincoln and Rose Monteiro use a talk-show format for Alzheimer’s disease outreach in the African-American community. (USC Photo/Gus Ruelas)

Culturally tailored text messages improve Alzheimer’s education among African-Americans

The work is critical: Older African-Americans are far more likely to have the disease or other dementias than their white counterparts; they’re also diagnosed later, after the disease has progressed.