Researchers from the School of Arts & Sciences-Newark (SASN) at Rutgers University have received National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding to explore interactions between genetic and lifestyle risk factors for Alzheimer’s Disease among African Americans and the Yoruba people of Nigeria. Compared to most other groups in the U.S., African Americans are up to three times more likely to get Alzheimer’s. Rates for Africans are lower, but increasing annually. “This study is designed to shed light on the interplay between the biological, behavioral, and environmental factors that influence risk and resilience to Alzheimer’s disease,” said Dr. Mark Gluck, a Rutgers-Newark neuroscientist with the Center for. Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience and the study’s principal investigator. To read the full story.