Dr. Miller Featured for Alzheimer’s Research

24/01/2017

Michael I. Miller, Herschel and Ruth Seder Professor of Biomedical Engineering and ICM core faculty member, was featured in the Winter 2017 edition of JHU Engineering magazine for his research on Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Miller is analyzing MRI brain images of the elderly. His goal: to unveil lurking signs of Alzheimer’s that cognitive tests cannot detect. “We need to be looking at the brain before someone starts to complain of significant clinical symptoms,” says Dr. Miller who is collaborating with Marilyn S. Albert, director of the Division of Cognitive Neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and Laurent Younes, chair of applied mathematics and statistics at the Whiting School and ICM core faculty member.

Dr. Miller and his colleagues are using computer models to study subtle changes in the shape and volume of the temporal lobe that precede the onset of symptoms by two to four years. “If we find an important-enough-marker it could be used to diagnose and alter care,” Miller says.

The full article can be found here.

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