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Find updates on the work of our researchers here, as well as news about recent advances in Alzheimer's science, funding and awareness.

Rotary Club's Annual Conference in Bangkok, Thailand on May 9, 2012

THE COMING ALZHEIMER’S TSUNAMI: Society’s Next Big Challenge

Given the worldwide concern about Alzheimer’s disease, Mr. Kalyan Banerjee, president of Rotary International, invited Cure Alzheimer’s Fund to present at the Rotary Club’s Annual Conference in Bangkok, Thailand, on May 9, 2012.

Chronic Traumatic Brain Injuries Suffered by Veterans Similar to Those Experienced by Athletes

A new study, led by Cure Alzheimer’s Fund grant recipient Lee E. Goldstein, MD, Ph.D., of Boston University School of Medicine and co-authored by multiple researchers, including Cure Alzheimer's Fund Research Consortium chairman Rudy Tanzi, Ph.D., and Cure Alzheimer's Fund grant recipient Rob Moir, Ph.D., has found that war veterans who experience brain injuries from blast explosions are at risk for later developing neurological disease. This research was covered in multiple news outlets, including The New York Times.

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Cure Alzheimer’s Fund Applauds the Obama Administration’s NAPA Plan to Fight Alzheimer’s Disease

National Alzheimer’s Project Act (NAPA) Mirrors Cure Alzheimer’s Fund Approach

Washington, D.C.—Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius announced today key implementation steps of the Obama administration’s National Alzheimer’s Project Act (NAPA), including the investment of $100 million toward combating Alzheimer’s disease and the ambitious goal of having effective treatments and preventative approaches for the disease by 2025.

Cure Alzheimer's Fund's International Video

Alzheimer's is not just an issue in the United States: It has the potential to cause catastrophe throughout the world. This video explains the devastating nature of the Alzheimer's epidemic and what Cure Alzheimer's Fund scientists are doing to help combat the disease.

This video premiered at the Rotary Club's Annual Conference in Bangkok, Thailand on May 9, 2012.  Read article here.

 

Big Step Toward Understanding Origins of Alzheimer’s Taken by Cure Alzheimer’s Fund Researchers

Charles Glabe of the University of California, Irvine and our Research Consortium and George Bloom of the University of Virginia have added significantly to the growing evidence of the link between the proteins Abeta and tau in initiating Alzheimer’s disease. In a collaboration supported by Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, the two researchers and their colleagues identify a little-studied form of Abeta as a possible key to the ultimate destruction of nerve cells in the brain.

Alzheimer’s Talks–A Conversation About the Role of Genetics in Alzheimer’s with Dr. Rudy Tanzi, Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School

On April 16, Dr. Rudy Tanzi discussed what we know about the role of genetics and environment in Alzheimer's and took questions from those on the call. We will not be able to find a cure for Alzheimer's until we understand what causes this horrible disease.  

If you'd like to hear the audio of our conversation with USAgainst Alzheimer's about the role of genetics and environmental causes of Alzheimer's disease, click here for a recording of this recent discussion.

Coconut Oil: A Scientific Perspective

Cure Alzheimer’s Fund has received many questions about the value of coconut oil in combatting Alzheimer’s. We’ve asked Rudy Tanzi, Ph.D., to respond to these inquiries generically, knowing that a) there is currently no peer-reviewed clinical research available regarding efficacy of coconut oil in treating or preventing Alzheimer’s, and b) every personal situation and experience is unique. Rudy has agreed to provide his perspective on this, given those two giant caveats.

Philadelphia-Area Donors and Friends Meet

A group of 58 donors and guests met recently outside Philadelphia, to listen to updates on current Alzheimer’s research. David Shenk, author of The Forgetting, and Dr. Virginia Lee of The University of Pennsylvania spoke about current investigative trends. Local host and IT consultant Cathy Ingham welcomed the group by explaining her reason for becoming involved with Cure Alzheimer’s Fund. Cathy lost her father to the disease just weeks before. “What happened to my dad should not happen to anyone.

Research Consortium Member David Holtzman’s Latest Paper Published in Journal of Neuroscience

Cure Alzheimer’s Fund Research Consortium member David Holtzman’s latest paper has been published in the Journal of Neuroscience, addressing how Alzheimer’s plaques affect brain networks.
 

Cure Alzheimer’s Fund and Rudy Tanzi featured on Florida WINK News

Cure Alzheimer’s Fund received spotlight attention in Naples, Fla., thanks to Dr. Rudy Tanzi, one of the nation’s top Alzheimer’s researchers and Cure Alzheimer’s Fund’s Research Consortium chairman. Tanzi spoke with WINK News to address the progress he’s made in his Alzheimer’s Genome Project™, a project that Cure Alzheimer’s Fund has strongly supported since 2005.