Predicting Alzheimer’s | Student-developed algorithm takes aim at neurodegenerative disease | Harvard SEAS

June 5, 2017
Neurons

Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death among U.S. adults, yet the chronic neurodegenerative disease has no cure or effective treatment. The key to developing successful therapies likely lies in early detection, since Alzheimer’s causes neurons and synapses to deteriorate slowly and irreversibly.

With that problem in mind, a team of students in Computational Science and Engineering Capstone Project (APCOMP 297R) joined forces with Biogen to design a computational model that can predict whether a patient will develop Alzheimer’s.  Read more.