Is Alzheimer’s Disease a Disorder of Energy Metabolism? New Study Shines New Light

A team of investigators from McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School, led by Kai C. Sonntag, MD, PhD, and Bruce M. Cohen, MD, PhD, has found a connection between disrupted energy production and the development of late-onset Alzheimer’s disease (LOAD). “These findings have several implications for understanding and developing potential therapeutic intervention in LOAD,” explained Sonntag, an associate stem cell researcher at McLean Hospital and an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.