Posted: Mar. 7, 2014
A new study published in the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology reports that Alzheimer's may actually be the third leading cause of death - right behind heart disease and cancer.
Posted: Mar. 4, 2014
Cure Alzheimer's Fund is gratified that President Obama has specifically highlighted Alzheimer's disease research to benefit from increased research funding included in the Administration's Fiscal Year 2015 budget proposal.
Posted: Feb. 27, 2014
On Wednesday, February 26, 2014, a U.S. Senate subcommittee heard from several panelists on the state of research, funding and awareness for Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. The first panel was led by Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In his talk, Dr. Collins describes much of the research being conducted by Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, which is focused on identifying both the causes of Alzheimer’s disease and identifying therapeutic targets for drug discovery to prevent cognitive decline.
Posted: Feb. 21, 2014
In recent years, depictions of dementia on the stage and screen have become increasingly common. On February 20, 2014, Cure Alzheimer's Fund president and CEO Tim Armour appeared on WGBH News to discuss art and Alzheimer's disease. He was joined by WGBH arts editor Jared Bowen to talk about a recent play, "Absence", which tells the story of a woman living with dementia through her own eyes.
Posted: Feb. 4, 2014
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Posted: Jan. 28, 2014
In view of an emerging consensus on how Alzheimer’s disease develops and progresses, the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund Research Consortium aggressively is focusing on three opportunities for possible intervention—at the early stage of the disease, the middle stage and the late stage. This comprehensive strategy addresses the whole picture of how Alzheimer’s disease develops and progresses, and attacks all three points simultaneously.
Posted: Jan. 28, 2014
When Dr. Thomas Südhof first learned he had won the Nobel Prize last October, he could not have been more surprised. “Are you serious?” were the first words out of his mouth.
Posted: Jan. 14, 2014
For PBS's series "The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers", Rudy Tanzi, Ph.D., talks about his life-long love of music.
Posted: Jan. 8, 2014
A stem cell model of familial Alzheimer’s disease (FAD) was successfully generated in a recent study, allowing researchers to identify 14 genes potentially implicated in the disease. One gene in particular demonstrates the important role inflammation may play in the brain of Alzheimer’s patients. The study was completed by scientists at The New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) Research Institute in collaboration with scientists at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) and funded in part by the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund (CAF).
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