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Louisiana Tech University-IDEA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence

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An increase in the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia may result as the general population ages. By adapting kernel estimation for long-term applications, it may be possible to develop therapy for memory loss seen in Alzheimer’s disease and dementia patients. The researchers of this project aim to contribute to cognitive restoration strategies through the utilization of coupled oscillators in modeling regions of the hippocampus. Specifically, the development of implantable biomimetric silicon neurons capable of sending and receiving electrical signals in damaged areas of the brain is the ultimate objective. Short term objectives for this research include validation of hippocampus models, the long-term application of model parameters, analyzing network activities in response to stimuli, and the analysis of brain responses to computer model electrical stimulation. 


Principal Investigator:  Dua, Sumeet  --  Computer Science
Collaborators:  Klei, T. and Napper, S.
Funding Agencies:  NIH/LSU
Amount Awarded:  387,497

Start Period:  05/01/2010 End Period:  04/30/2015
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