Stem Cells

Francis Collins Addresses Senate on Alzheimer's and Dementia

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.

Stem Cell Model of Familial Alzheimer's Identifies New AD Genes

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).

Living Brain Cells Created from Biobanked Alzheimer's Brain Tissue

Posted: Jan. 8, 2014

Scientists at The New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) Research Institute, working in collaboration with scientists from Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), for the first time generated induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells lines from non-cryoprotected brain tissue of patients with Alzheimer’s disease.

Drs. Sam Gandy and Scott Noggle Receive NIH Grant

Posted: Sep. 19, 2013

Drs. Sam Gandy and Scott Noggle have received an NIH grant to gain new insights and identify potential therapies for Alzheimer’s disease.

Reprogramming Cells to Understand Alzheimer's Disease

Posted: Mar. 28, 2013

Collaboration with the New York Stem Cell Foundation will involve using skin samples and brain imaging to identify causes and cures

Stem Cells Accelerate Research & Drug Discovery

Posted: Mar. 21, 2013

Washington—Uncovering the cure for Alzheimer’s disease at a rate never before possible and giving individuals a way to better understand their chances of facing Alzheimer’s are the outcomes of new advances in stem cell research from the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund (CAF) Stem Cell Research Consortium that use skin samples to identify potential therapies for the disease.