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Name Dr Katy Chalmers
Job title Senior Research Associate in Outcome Methods for Randomised Controlled Trials
Department Bristol Medical School (PHS) University of Bristol
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Qualifications BSc (Hons), PhD(Bristol)
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Keywords Alzheimer's disease
dementia
brain
amyloid
cerebral amyloid angiopathy
neurofibrillary tangles
tau
plaque
Areas of expertise I have been working within the dementia research group for 7 years. Our main focus is looking at several mechanisms by which Alzheimer's disease may develop. I am interested in a substance called amyloid which often accumulates in the blood vessels of the brain of someone with Alzheimer's disease. I have been investigating how the amyloid in the blood vessels may affect the development of Alzheimer's.

I am also interested in another substance called tau which accumulates within brain cells to form tangles. I am currently investigating whether or not these tangles interfere with important brain cell survival functions which are vital for the cells' survival.
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