HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Gilbert Foundation and American Fed for Aging Research award grants on Alzheimer's disease

NEW YORK, August 10, 2007 By 2050, more than 106 million people worldwide are forecasted to have Alzheimers disease (AD), including 16 million Americans if no preventive treatments become available. To address the need for more research into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimers, six early-career scientists were awarded the first Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation/AFAR New Investigator Awards in Alzheimers Disease. The $60,000 award provides funding for a broad array of research that investigates the causes and progression of Alzheimers, including the basic mechanisms of aging, genetics, biomarkers, inflammation and the impact of exercise and the environment.

Award recipients include:

  • Yaniv Assaf, Ph.D., Lecturer, Tel Aviv University: "Hippocampus characterization of mice over-expressing APP and APOE3/4 using multi-dimensional MRI"

Dr. Assaf will study the role that the biochemical substances APP a precursor protein to amyloid-, the gene apoE4, and environmental factors play in brain plasticity, degeneration and cognitive decline using a novel magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) methodology called virtual-dot-com that allows for a greater sensitivity and specificity of the brain than conventional MRI.

  • Olivier Boutaud, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University Medical Center: "Quantification of the relative abundance of secreted APP alpha and beta as a biomarker of Alzheimer's disease"

New therapies for AD are hindered by the lack of reliable biomarkers which could track the clinical progression of the disease. Dr. Boutauds research seeks to quantify whether levels of secreted APP alpha and beta could serve as an effective biomarker for Alzheimers disease. This biomarker could potentially be used as a prognostic tool to track the progression of the disease as well as monitor the biological effects of new therapeutic agents.

  • Chad Antony D
    '"/>



Contact: Stacey Harris
stacey@afar.org
212-703-9977
American Federation for Aging Research
9-Aug-2007


Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. European Science Foundations Forward Look reaches out beyond the endless frontiers
2. Elsevier partners with National Natural Science Foundation of China
3. NY Stem Cell Foundations 2nd Annual Translational Stem Cell Research Conference
4. ACMG Foundation announces 2007-2008 Luminex/ACMGF award recipient
5. The BBVA Foundation commits 2.4 million euros to research in Ecology and Conservation Biology
6. Computer science professor awarded $400,000 from National Science Foundation
7. UTSA neurobiologist awarded $225,000 from Whitehall Foundation
8. Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation salutes passage of Senate stem cell bill
9. Pezcoller Foundation-AACR International Award for Cancer Research recognizes Mina J. Bissell
10. Grant to Yale from Simons Foundation to explore genetic causes of autism
11. Dr. John A. Martignetti receives 2006 Prostate Cancer Foundation Award

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


(Date:7/17/2019)... ... July 18, 2019 , ... Flagship Biosciences, the advanced ... to its executive team as Vice President of Operations. Ms. James brings a ... new role, Ms. James is responsible for ensuring on-time delivery of all projects ...
(Date:7/17/2019)... ... July 17, 2019 , ... ... acclaimed pediatric urologists are among the professionals honored in U.S. News & ... among the country’s pediatric healthcare landscape. , Georgia Urology’s wholly-owned subsidiary, ...
(Date:7/17/2019)... ... 15, 2019 , ... RCH Solutions (RCH), a ... companies, announces the availability of new specialty advisory practice, a Public Cloud Managed ... emerging bio-pharma companies interested in achieving specific outcomes related to public Cloud adoption. ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:6/11/2019)... ... June 11, 2019 , ... Mytonomy, the leader ... leader in opioid treatment, announced today they are partnering to combat the opioid ... deployed its virtual care platform at the Mayo Clinic to drive shared decision ...
(Date:6/11/2019)... ... June 11, 2019 , ... A study released today in ... are able to incorporate into human CD34+ cells, modifying their gene expression and ... increased the cells’ ability to lodge into bone marrow. This research performed by ...
(Date:5/31/2019)... ... 29, 2019 , ... For many years, the primary forms of cancer treatment ... therapies. Advances in immuno-oncology have led to the advent of Chimeric Antigen Receptor T ... cell receptors known as “CARs”. The CAR enables the final product to produce chemicals ...
(Date:5/31/2019)... , ... May 30, 2019 , ... ... thinking on Data Integrity on July 08-09, 2019 in Boston, MA. This peer ... and medical device organizations. , The training will kick off with a compendial ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: