URI researcher wins $3.3M grant to seek cerebral amyloid markers

URI RESEARCHER William Van Nostrand will look for proteins that may signal the early stages of cerebral amyloid angiopathy before the brain hemorrhages that usually signal the disease. /COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND
URI RESEARCHER William Van Nostrand will look for proteins that may signal the early stages of cerebral amyloid angiopathy before the brain hemorrhages that usually signal the disease. /COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND
SOUTH KINGSTOWN — Cerebral blood vessel amyloid deposits which contribute to dementia and brain hemorrhages are often diagnosed late when imaging tests show bleeding, a dilemma neuroscientist William Van Nostrand hopes to solve with a new $3.3 million National Institutes of Health grant. The five-year grant will fund research to find the biomarkers of the…

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