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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.

Obama Administration Makes Alzheimer’s Research Top Priority

Findings from Cure Alzheimer’s Fund Help Drive the Alzheimer’s Initiative

“Alzheimer’s takes a devastating toll on millions of Americans,” said Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of Health and Human Services. “It’s a very important health issue. The time for bold action is right now.”

Third Annual Running 4 Answers Road Race

On Saturday morning, April 28, co-founders Carolyn Mastrangelo and Barbara Geiger will hold the third annual Running 4 Answers fundraiser on the tree-lined streets of historic Roseland and Essex Fells, N.J. This four-mile race/two-mile fun run/walk brings families together to honor loved ones whom they have lost to Alzheimer’s and helps raise money toward finding a cure. The event is sanctioned by USATrack & Field–New Jersey.

New Studies Affirm Tau's Infectious Spread

Cure Alzheimer’s Fund a Longtime Supporter of Tau Research

by Rudy Tanzi

Dr. Tanzi Featured Expert on Alzheimer’s Genome Project™ on Curiosity.com

Dr. Rudolph Tanzi, chairman of the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund Research Consortium, is now featured on the Discovery Channel-based website Curiosity.com. Tanzi provides answers to numerous questions posed by Curiosity with the intention of informing the public about Alzheimer’s disease and the Alzheimer’s Genome Project™.

To see some of the answers to today’s most pressing questions about Alzheimer’s, click here.

Two Sides to Abeta

For the last 27 years, Abeta, a fatty protein that is created in the brain, has been identified as the leading cause of Alzheimer’s disease. As a result, the majority of efforts aimed at developing a cure have targeted Abeta as the enemy. But recent studies have indicated that simply wiping out Abeta in the brain is not the solution.

Maria Pugliese’s El Cruce de los Andes Run 2/2/2012

At age 28, Maria Pugliese may not be able to move mountains, but she certainly made an impact when she ran 60 miles across the Andes Mountains and raised more than $3,000 for Cure Alzheimer’s Fund.

Alzheimer’s Disease: The Science

Cover photo: Alzheimer’s Disease: The ScienceWorld renowned researcher Rudy Tanzi, Ph.D., and Cure Alzheimer’s Fund founder and Chairman Jeff Morby have authored this definitive update on the status of the race to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease.

Dr. Tanzi to Receive Chopra Foundation Award

Dr. Rudolph Tanzi, chairman of Cure Alzheimer's Fund Research Consortium, will be receiving The Chopra Foundation's 2012 Spirit of Rustum Roy Award for “making major contributions to the scientific understanding of consciousness and helping to move humanity towards a just, sustainable, healthy and peaceful world.”

Dr. Tanzi, along with two others, will be awarded in March by Dr. Deepak Chopra of The Chopra Foundation.

Research and Revenue Surge at the End of 2011

Cure Alzheimer’s Fund had a surge of research proposals during the last quarter of 2011 and very early in the first quarter of 2012.  Prior to November 2011, Cure Alzheimer’s Fund had received and supported 14 proposals for a total value of $1,852,500. Then in the last few weeks of the year and the first week of the next year, we reviewed five more and expect two or three more before the end of January for a total value approximating another $1.5 million.
 

Thanks to you, 2011 at Cure Alzheimer’s Fund has been a great success!

While donations attributable to 2011 are still arriving, it is clear that donors have contributed more to Cure Alzheimer’s Fund (CAF) in 2011 than ever before, a record making year of $4 million plus! A surge during the last weeks of the quarter has made the difference, for which all of us–founders, staff and researchers–are deeply appreciative.