Grapes could be the key to slowing Alzheimer's disease. Richard Dixon, Distinguished Research Professor of biological sciences and a National Academy of Sciences member, is conducting research to uncover how grape seed extract helps slow the progression of the disease. He and researchers from Mount Sinai's Ichan School of Medicine and Purdue University are continuing the first-of-its-kind study to show how the extract prevents development or delays progression of Alzheimer's in mice. His lab at UNT is developing synthesized versions of the grape seed-derived compounds and the procedure to create and test them. His work is funded by a National Institutes of Health grant through Mount Sinai.