Why studying sugars matters in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease

Two GlycoNet Investigators are using technology to better understand how sugars in the human body are connected to Alzheimer’s disease.

Matthew Macauley and John Klassen, professors at the University of Alberta, are combining glycomics, the study of carbohydrates (sugars) and a mass spectrometer in a unique research project funded by GlycoNet.

“If we can better understand the correlation between sugars and Alzheimer’s, then changing or altering the sugars could potentially alter the disease,” Macauley says.  Click here to read the full article.