Year 1

We have completed startup procedures, including obtaining approval for human subjects research, and making logistical arrangements for the study. We have carried out publicity efforts for the study, including giving presentations at health fairs and senior centers. We have recruited 4 subjects as of October 1, 2014. Now that procedures are in place, we are ready to accelerate recruitment. The goals of the study are to obtain blood or skin biopsy samples from well-characterized people with Alzheimer’s disease and from healthy elderly controls, to have these samples reprogrammed into nerve cells, which will support research.