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Dr. Rodrigue Seeks to Identify Effect of Hypertension on Brain

Jan. 15, 2013

Dr. Karen Rodrigue, a new assistant professor in UT Dallas’ School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences (BBS) and the Center for Vital Longevity (CVL), wants to identify the key factors, both environmental and genetic, that impact the brain and cognition as we age.

Dr. Karen Rodrigue is particularly interested in knowing how such health factors as hypertension and diabetes contribute to brain aging and cognitive decline.

“Understanding the mechanisms and modifiers of healthy brain aging can help inform us not only about how to maintain good cognitive health, but also about what goes awry in conditions like Alzheimer’s disease and other age-related neurological disorders and the best options for treating them,” Rodrigue said.

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