New Research Linking Alzheimer’s, Stroke Provides New Window on Cure, Treatment

Posted June 7, 2007

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. Their work helps to confirm how it happens and could lead to prevention and better treatment of Alzheimer’s. The research is also a great example of the value of going to the roots of the disease – the genes that produce proteins and enzymes – to understand what the key players are and how they interact. “The work of the Mass General team, funded in part by Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, represents another significant step forward in understanding and ultimately slowing, stopping or even reversing the effects of Alzheimer’s disease.” Cure Alzheimer’s Fund is a public charity established to provide funding for targeted research into the causes of Alzheimer’s disease. Cure Alzheimer’s Fund supports and funds research with the highest probablity of slowing, stopping or reversing Alzheimer’s disease by 2016. For more information please visit