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Scientists at the Garrison Institute on Aging (GIA) are focusing on the connection between aging and disease. Our researchers are striving to develop treatments that will prevent or delay age-related disease. Our goal is to increase the healthy years of life - so that growing older no longer means growing ill.

The GIA is also a place for education, helping to train the next generation of researchers in aging and educating the public about new discoveries and lifestyles that foster healthy aging.

The Brain Bank Program was established in 2007 to provide tissue samples for current and future research in dementia-related studies... Learn More>>

"The banking of brain tissue creates an invaluable resource for scientists because there are no animal models that can precisely replicate the human brain." Paula Grammas, Ph.D.

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  • The number of people with Alzheimer's is projected to sharply increase from more than 5.3 million today, to as many as 16 million by 2050.

  • Every 70 seconds, someone develops Alzheimer's.

  • In 2003, Texas was 3rd in the nation in number of deaths caused by Alzheimer's, with 4015.

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