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New hope for old disease

Doctors may soon be able to predict, prevent Alzheimer’s disease

by Tamara BhandariJanuary 15, 2019

Randall J. Bateman, MD, examines Taylor Hutton, a participant in a global multicenter study testing drugs that may delay or prevent Alzheimer’s onset.

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Tamara covers pathology, immunology, medical microbiology, cell biology, neurology, and radiology. She holds a bachelor's degree in molecular biophysics and biochemistry and in sociology from Yale University, a master's in public health/infectious diseases from the University of California, Berkeley, and a PhD in infectious disease immunology from the University of California, San Diego. Tamara worked in laboratories for about a decade before switching to science journalism. She joined Medical Public Affairs in 2016.