Friends and Colleagues,

A typical human brain is the size of a large grapefruit, but looks like a large pinkish-gray walnut. What scientists estimate as 20 million bits of information move around in a normal brain every second, which enables us to think, move, see, hear, taste, smell, create and feel emotions. Without our asking, the brain stores memories, and controls every movement, breath and blink. Unfortunately, brain-killing Alzheimer’s disease is robbing millions of older Americans of the benefits of arguably the most important organ in the human body. In today’s newsletter, we introduce you to medical student Justin Bauzon, who admits to being dazzled by the power of the normal human brain. He has just published a study in a major peer-reviewed journal, Alzheimer’s Research & Therapy, that examines how researchers are now investigating whether drugs used for another purpose can also be an effective treatment for Alzheimer’s, a disease the Alzheimer’s Association says is now developed by someone in the U.S. every 65 seconds.