I have greatly enjoyed gaining new knowledge in this field, and being able to present the work done in this project so far was incredibly fulfilling. I would strongly advise people to be as open-minded as possible to different projects within their field
Bross, along with peer Mari Dowling, researched white matter hyperintensity lesions on T2-FLAIR MRI scans in both patients who suffer from hypertension and those who do not. It aims to evaluate the role of hypertension in the size and development of these white matter hyperintensity lesions over time, and to determine if there is a correlation to the lesions and the development of Alzheimer’s disease. Her research is important because it can potentially lead to therapies that can prevent the development of Alzheimer’s disease.