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The Cure Alzheimer's Fund released the following statement on new research linking Alzheimer's disease risk to stroke published in Neuron on June 7, 2007. “We applaud Dr. Rudolph Tanzi, Dr. Giuseppina Tesco and Massachusetts General Hospital on their new research showing how a stroke or major head injury increases the risk for Alzheimer's disease. “The research community has established that link for some time, but not fully understood what caused it and the mechanism by which a stroke or brain injury impacts the brain.
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.
Boston October Symposium To Educate Public on Alzheimer’s Disease
Wellesley, Mass.--Local hairdresser and salon owner Barbara Canty knows the toll that Alzheimer’s Disease can take on a family. Five years ago, Canty’s father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, and her experience caring for him has made her realize the importance of searching for a cure.
Cure Alzheimer’s Fund To Host Panel Discussion on Alzheimer’s
Robert Bazell, NBC Chief Science and Health Correspondent, Will Moderate Panel
Finding Opens New Research Methods For Treatment of Disease
Welcoming Ceremony for Glenn Caffery at 7 PM EDT at Windjammer Lounge, 321 Atlantic Ave, Westerly, R.I., Aug. 17
Westerly, R.I.—After running more than 3,200 miles,University of Massachusetts Amherst professor and veteran distance runner Glenn Caffery is finally arriving at his destination of Westerly, R.I., on Aug. 17.
UMass Professor to Finish in Westerly, R.I.
Cure Alzheimer’s Fund Research Consortium Member recognized
for Work on Neuroscience and Neuropsychiatric Disorders
Boston— Praised for excellence in his innovative neuroscience research, Stanford University’s Dr. Robert Malenka, M.D., Ph.D. has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. A member of Cure Alzheimer’s Fund Research Consortium, Malenka is the Nancy Friend Pritzker Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and director of the Nancy Friend Pritzker Laboratory at Stanford University.
Distance Runner to Raise Awareness, Research Funding for Alzheimer’s on 3,300-Mile Journey from Oregon to Rhode Island
Seaside, Oregon – Setting out on a 3,300-mile run from Seaside, Ore., to Westerly, R.I. to raise money and public awareness of Alzheimer’s disease, veteran distance runner and advocate Glenn Caffery compares the rigors of long distance running to the challenges facing 5.2 million Americans and their families who are dealing with the debilitating disease.
Nobel laureate Paul Greengard, a Rockefeller University professor has been awarded a $100,000 grant by Cure Alzheimer’s Fund to continue his groundbreaking research on Alzheimer’s disease, the most common cause of dementia in the elderly that currently affects 5.2 million Americans and their families.
Paul Greengard, Ph.D., will use the grant to continue his studies on identifying brains cells that are vulnerable to Alzheimer’s. His studies could lead to the development of protective drugs targeted at those specific cells.