HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Columbia University Medical Center awarded $3 million to drive Alzheimer's genetics research

Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) will receive a $3 million grant from the Merrill Lynch Foundation to support research into the genetic influences involved in Alzheimers disease and other neurodegenerative diseases of aging.

The new Merrill Lynch-funded research is an expansion of work already under way by researchers at Columbia Universitys Taub Institute. The focus of this new effort will be in identifying the genetic roots of Alzheimers disease in unique populations and in understanding the functions of these genes, including the recently published discovery of a new genetic variant implicated in late-onset Alzheimers disease.

This important grant from Merrill Lynch will accelerate our search for genetic clues into the cause of Alzheimers Disease, said Richard Mayeux, M.D., co-director of the Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimers Disease and the Aging Brain at Columbia University Medical Center. My hope is that a greater understanding of the genetic influences will allow us to develop treatments to reduce the chances of high-risk individuals becoming afflicted with this devastating disease.

The Merrill Lynch Foundation is honored to support Columbia Universitys Taub Institute in their groundbreaking efforts to undercover the root causes of Alzheimers, said Eddy Bayardelle, president of the Merrill Lynch Foundation. Creating lasting partnerships with leading organizations to better the healthcare, human services, and education in our community is the mission of our Foundation.

This new funding will allow Dr. Mayeux and other Taub investigators to further investigate SORL1, a major new gene implicated in late-onset Alzheimers, whose discovery was described in the February issue of Nature Genetics. Dr. Mayeux and his colleagues at several other academic medical centers uncovered this gene.

The research will focus on two primary areas. First, the grant will allow for the recruitment of gen
'"/>

Contact: Craig LeMoult
cel2113@columbia.edu
212-305-0820
Columbia University Medical Center
15-Feb-2007


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Columbia scientists determine 3-dimensional structure of cells fuel gauge
2. Columbia University licenses next-generation DNA sequencing technology
3. New bird discovered on unexplored Columbian mountain
4. Columbia University Medical Center receives major new NIH Clinical Science investment funds
5. Columbia University awards 2006 Horwitz Prize to biologist who explained gene transcription
6. Columbia University receives $16.9 million NIEHS award to study arsenic in ground water
7. Contaminants linked to sturgeon decline in Columbia river
8. Columbia University Medical Center researchers discover potential mechanism for tumor growth
9. UF, Columbia scientists closer to new cancer detection method
10. Columbia University awards 2005 Horwitz Prize to Israeli structural biologist
11. Columbia wins major grant to examine genetic link to Alzheimers Disease

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:8/12/2020)... ... August 12, 2020 , ... Mosio recently announced ... for public health agencies of all sizes. With a focus on tracking symptoms ... find appropriate health care, Mosio helps public health departments automate communications and provide ...
(Date:8/7/2020)... ... August 06, 2020 , ... ... in the prestigious National STEM Scholar Program, a unique professional development program that ... project support for middle school science teachers nationwide. , Created in partnership between ...
(Date:8/3/2020)... ... August 03, 2020 , ... Accumen Inc. is helping healthcare ... manufacturer, Spectrum Solutions, to provide COVID-19 saliva testing kits nationally. , “Accumen ... more than 10 years. Early in the COVID-19 crisis, we identified supply chain ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:7/31/2020)... ... July 29, 2020 , ... R3 Stem Cell International is now offering patients ... million stem cells total, patients may choose which extremities they would like treated. , ... (BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2016). At R3 International, umbilical cord tissue is obtained from a ...
(Date:7/31/2020)... (PRWEB) , ... July 29, 2020 , ... ... and Catalent, the leading global provider of advanced delivery technologies, development, and manufacturing ... announced that they have entered into a strategic partnership whereby Catalent will provide ...
(Date:7/22/2020)... ... July 22, 2020 , ... Join experts from Reed Tech , Gary ... in a one hour live webinar on Thursday, August 13, 2020 at ... drugs and medical devices. Specifically, for medical devices, the NMPA has departments dealing with ...
(Date:7/18/2020)... ... July 17, 2020 , ... ... for the life sciences and food industries, is pleased to announce that Charles ... Research – Business Development. , Charles is an accomplished and results-driven sales executive ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: