Dr Ryusuke Takechi
Curtin University of Technology
Restoration of cognitive deficits induced by diabetes through the modulation of cerebrovascular integrity
National Health and Medical Research Council
Diabetes is a known risk factor for the development of dementia. However the details of this association have not been known. Recent evidence consistently shows that the integrity of blood vessels in the brain may be central to the onset of dementia, and consistently, damaged brain blood vessels are often reported in diabetic patients and animal models. This project is the first to target in restoring the integrity of those brain blood vessels in order to reverse diabetes-associated dementia.