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This unit strengthens students’ understanding of the biological and social contexts of Alzheimer’s disease.
About this unit:
The content of this unit strengthens students’ understanding of the biological and social contexts of Alzheimer’s disease. Prior to exploring the neuropathology of Alzheimer’s disease, students are prompted to explore how brain donation plays a key role in neuroscience research and how studying the healthy human brain provides potential insights as to the pathology of Alzheimer’s disease. This lesson aims to provide students with an interdisciplinary understanding of the role of bioethics, public health, and basic research in studying Alzheimer’s disease pathology.
Data used in this unit:
Allen Cell Types Database – Transcriptomics Explorer
SEA-AD Alzheimer’s Disease – neuropathology and cellxgene
Meet the authors:
Madison Meuler, MEd candidate
Kaitlyn Casimo, PhD