Ohio Lions Eye Research Foundation Funds NEOMED Researcher
Four Summit County agencies are joining together to treat individuals at risk for developing psychosis
Wednesday October 31, 2018
For Immediate Release Contact: Lesley Hoover, CFRE | 330.384.2882 | hoovL@cgfs.org Four Summit County agencies have come together to form C-CAN, a collaborative effort to deliver treatment for individuals between the ages of 10-25 at high risk to develop psychosis. Funded by a $1.35 million grant awarded by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health
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Failing vision is one of the many challenges for people with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). And the pathological proteins involved in the disease (amyloid beta and phosphorylated tau) accumulate in the retina of AD patients long before they experience cognitive symptoms and memory loss – the better-known hallmarks of this disease.
Christine Crish, Ph.D., assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences, specializes in studying pre-symptomatic brain changes in Alzheimer’s disease, glaucoma, and related brain disorders. She is currently the Principal Investigator on a project to study how the eye and vision centers in the brain are affected by the pathological proteins involved in Alzheimer’s.
Dr. Crish and Co-Investigator Matthew Smith, Ph.D., assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences, recently received a grant of $20,000 from the Ohio Lions Eye Research Foundation to support their project. This NEOMED team is using a genetic Alzheimer’s mouse model to test how retinal amyloid and tau pathologies affect visual processing, and to determine whether therapeutic intervention with fingolimod — an FDA-approved neuroprotective drug used to treat multiple sclerosis – can reduce their detrimental impact on the visual system.
The long-term goal of their research, says Dr. Crish, is to identify ways to preserve vision and improve quality of life in Alzheimer’s patients – and to provide insight into new mechanistic interventions in this disease.
Dr. Crish is part of the collaborative Neurodegenerative Disease and Aging research team at NEOMED.
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Apple Visual Discrimination Printables
Monday August 13, 2018
These printable Apple Visual Discrimination Games help kids practice the skills needed to distinguish between similar letters and numbers in Pre-K, Preschool, and Kindergarten. Visual discrimination skills are so important for young children because it helps them to be able to identify letters and numbers. This skill helps children distinguish between similar letter shapes such