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University of Wisconsin: Progress on Earlier Diagnosis of Alzheimer's

Posted by Greg Paul on Fri, Aug 05, 2016

In 2014, the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center received a five-year grant from the NIH totalling $7.5M dollars.  The center was the first of its kind, created in 2009, and has provided a focused place of research on Alzheimer's diagnosis and treatment.  With funding through March of 2019, the center is moving forward, with one recent publication indicating a panel of biomarkers that have been linked with Alzheimer's.  

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Tags: Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin Madison, UWisc, Alzheimer's Research, Alzheimer's, Madison, 2016

USC Receives $2.4M in NIH Funding for Alzheimer's Drug Testing

Posted by Katheryn Rein on Fri, Nov 08, 2013

“As many as 5 million Americans face the challenge of Alzheimer’s disease, which robs them of their memories, their independence, and ultimately, their lives. We are determined, even in a time of constrained fiscal resources, to capitalize on exciting scientific opportunities to advance understanding of Alzheimer’s biology and find effective therapies as quickly as possible.” 

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Tags: 2014, CA, University of Southern California, Southwest, California, USC, Los Angeles, Alzheimer's Research, Alzheimer's, BioResearch Product Faire Event, NIH funding

Georgetown Study Find Pre-Diabetes High in Alzheimer’s Cases

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Fri, Aug 23, 2013

Researchers at Georgetown University conducted a study that suggests that undiagnosed pre-diabetes occurs at higher rate than was previously thought in people with Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. R. Scott Turner, director of the Georgetown University Medical Center’s Memory Disorders Program, brought people into the study who had mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease so that he could investigate resveratrol, a compound found in red grapes and red wine. Resveratrol is thought to mimic the effects of a low calorie diet. When the study began, Dr. Turner said he was shocked by how many of the study’s participants had pre-diabetes.

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Tags: 2014, 2013, Georgetown University, Washington DC, Northeast, Diabetes, D.C., Alzheimer's, Geotwn, BioResearch Product Faire Event

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