David Buennagel, HMRI Clinical Research Coordinator or 626.389.3421

Huntington Medical Research Institutes
686 South Fair Oaks Avenue
Pasadena, California 91105


Background Background

Alzheimer's disease affects over six million Americans. A degenerative disease that slowly destroys brain cells, Alzheimer's leads to a decline in memory and thinking skills. Huntington Medical Research Institutes (HMRI) has been studying the way people's brains age and the causes of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias for two decades. HMRI scientists have published more than 40 research papers related to brain aging.

Today our neurosciences team is developing tests to detect Alzheimer's-like chemistry and subtle abnormality in brain/heart waves in individuals who do not yet show symptoms of the disease. These tests aim to predict the risk of future development of dementia.

Established in 1952, HMRI conducts game-changing studies of the brain and heart and the connection between the two. HMRI scientists have helped develop the cerebrospinal fluid shunt system, automobile safety standards that prevent brain injury, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology, among other medical breakthroughs.

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