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Online Game from UCB Lets Public Help Advance Alzheimer’s Research

Posted by Emily Olson on Fri, Oct 28, 2016

The Human Computation Institute, in collaboration with UC Berkeley and other institutions, has developed a new game called Stall Catchers that will allow the public to directly contribute to research for a cure to Alzheimer's disease. In the online game, participants will view movies of real blood vessels in mouse brains and search for any clogged capillaries, or stalls. Capillary stalls, where blood is no longer flowing, are thought to be a key cause of Alzheimer's disease.

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Tags: CA, University of California Berkeley, California, University of California, Alzheimer's Research, Southwest Region, UC Berkeley, Northern California BioResearch, Alzheimer's Disease

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

Irvine Scientists Find Connection Between Alzheimer's and Inflammatory Cells

Posted by Laura Braden on Tue, Mar 22, 2016

Neuroscience is an ever-expanding life science field. There is so much still unknown about the brain and diseases that affect it, and scientists are constantly performing research and publishing new findings. Diseases such as Alzheimer's, which affects memory and causes behavioral problems, are continually being investigated with the ultimate goal of finding a cure and creating new treatment methods. Recently, a team of researchers found a connection between the memory loss associated with Alzheimer's Disease and certain inflammatory cells in the brain. 

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Tags: CA, Southwest, Alzheimer's Research, Neuroscience, Irvine, BRPF, UCI, UC Irvine, 2016, BioResearch Product Faire, Alzheimer's Disease, Inflammatory Cells, West Coast, Microglia

$1.7M Awarded to Pittsburgh Researcher to Study Causes of Alzheimer's

Posted by Laura Braden on Tue, Feb 23, 2016

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Tags: University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Northeast, UPITT, Alzheimer's Research, PA, new funding, 2016, BioResearch Product Faire, amyloid-beta proteins

$5.4 Million Awarded to Davis Scientists for Alzheimer's Research

Posted by Laura Braden on Tue, Oct 27, 2015

Alzheimer's is a devastating disease known to cause memory loss, thinking and behavioral problems that worsen over time. Currently Alzheimer's does not have any known cures, but Alzheimer's disease is heavily studied by researchers across the nation, and millions of dollars are given to Alzheimer's researchers annually to work towards better understanding the onset and function of the disease to lead to potential treatments and cures. 

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Tags: CA, University of California Davis Medical Center, Southwest, Alzheimer's Research, UCDMC, BioResearch Product Faire Event, Sacramento, 2016

U of Arizona Scientists Working to Understand Nerve Cell Connections

Posted by Katheryn Rein on Tue, Nov 12, 2013

University of Arizona, Tucson doctoral student Sara Parker, alongside her adviser Sourav Ghosh (assistant professor of cellular and molecular medicine), have shed light on an unknown mechanism responsible for establishing polarity in developing nerve cells. This research, receiving life science funding from the National Institute of Health and Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. (awarded to Sara Parker), is allowing these scientists to understand how nerve cells make connections in the body.

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Tags: 2014, 2013, University of Arizona, Southwest, Alzheimer's Research, Arizona, AZ, UAZ, BioResearch Product Faire Event, Front Line event, Front Line, Tucson, University of Arizona Tucson

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

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