Desperate For A Cure

WGBH News reporter Sean Corcoran reports on the latest in Alzheimer's disease research.

Part 1

Taking Shots on Goal in the Search for New Alzheimer's Treatments

Massachusetts General Hospital researcher Dr. Rob Moir is thinking about the brain protein Abeta in a new way. And if he's right, it could open up a whole new world of treatment options for Alzheimer's.


Full Series

Part 1

Taking Shots On Goal In Search For New Treatments

Researcher Dr. Rob Moir is thinking about the brain protein Abeta in a new way. And if he's right, it could open up a new world of treatment options for Alzheimer's


Part 2

Alzheimer's Researchers Learning from Past Mistakes

Dr. Steve Wagner hopes one of his opaque little bottles holds a jewel, a molecule that will prevent toxic amyloid fragments from forming plaques in the brain.


Part 3

Big Alzheimer's Studies and Tiny Mice at Washington University

If -- or when -- a preventative or cure for Alzheimer's disease is found, mice will deserve a lot of the credit.

Part 4

Advances In Diagnosis, But Where Are the New Drug Therapies?

Dr. Bill Klunk, of the University of Pittsburgh, dreams of finding a therapy to treat Alzheimer's disease.

Part 5

New Study Will Test Possibility Of Preventing Alzheimer's

One of the most anticipated Alzheimer drug studies ever is about to begin, and a doctor wonders if people will come.