Biomarkers

The Texas Alzheimer's Research and Care Consortium (TARCC) is currently enriching the Texas Harris Alzheimer’s Research Study with additional biomarker data on all TARCC participants for whom a serum sample currently exists. This will result in a uniform dataset for the entire cohort while avoiding batch effects. Targeted protein analysis will also provide more data on a smaller number of markers. This initiative will greatly facilitate data analysis and create a valuable opportunity for increased utilization of TARCC resources in collaborative scientific investigations, and will generate approximately 72 biomarkers per individual and will aid current investigations into the links between inflammation, vascular risk factors, and insulin resistance with the age at onset, risk for development, and progression rate of Alzheimer’s disease.

Genetics

TARCC is currently enriching the Texas Harris Alzheimer’s Research Study with genotyping data on all TARCC participants for whom a DNA sample currently exists. Having uniform genotype data will greatly facilitate data analysis and create a valuable opportunity for increased utilization of TARCC resources in collaborative scientific studies.

Texas CARES

The first model program in Texas to establish memory capable communities and support for persons with AD and family caregivers that each Texan should expect to be available at the state level and in their local community.

 

TARCC Grants