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TV episode of Life in the Carolinas features CART

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TV episode of Life in the Carolinas features CART

As The CART Fund celebrates is twentieth year it has been featured in a segment of Carl White’s Life in the Carolinas, “Remembering No More: A Story of Change – Life in the Carolinas Alzheimer’s Special”. This episode shines a spotlight on some of the unique aspects of The CART Fund.  Front and center is CART’s unique role in funding cutting-edge, innovative Alzheimer’s research projects.  This approach distinguishes CART from other funding sources that tend to favor established projects and labs. Featured in this episode is CART Founder Roger Ackerman.  Roger Ackerman encountered Alzheimer’s disease first hand during his...

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Beth Stevens named MacArthur Fellow

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Beth Stevens named MacArthur Fellow

2013 CART grant recipient Beth Stevens, Ph.D. has been named a 2015 MacArthur Fellow by the MacArthur Foundation. Dr. Stevens is an Assistant Professor of Neurology, F. M. Kirby Neurobiology Center, Boston Children’s Hospital. The MacArthur Fellows Program awards unrestricted $625,000 fellowships to talented individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction. Beth Stevens researches the “pruning” function of microglial cells or removal of synaptic cells during brain development . Stevens’s discoveries indicate that adult neural circuitry is determined not only by the nerve cells...

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CART Grant Applications Accepted Through 12/1/15

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CART Grant Applications Accepted Through 12/1/15

The CART Fund begins its 2016 Grant process by welcoming Letters-of-Intent (LOIs) for Alzheimer’s research projects within the United States. The CART Fund provides financial support for Alzheimer’s research projects that may yet be supported by extensive preliminary data, but have the potential to substantially advance biomedical research. LOIs that include sufficient detail to communicate the importance of the study as well as information on its feasibility are due by December 1, 2015. Final grant selection will made by April 1, 2016. Additional details and the 2016 grant application schedule can be found...

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CD sales benefits The CART Fund

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CD sales benefits The CART Fund

“Johnny Hilton 1978” is an eclectic Southern Country Rock CD recorded by CART Assistant Treasurer Johnny Hilton. This gem features all original tunes written by Johnny back in the 70’s when he performed music full time. This digitally re-mastered CD features melodies and lyrics rooted in the small towns and farm land of the rural south, blossoming in Columbia, SC. A must-have recording to complete every CART supporter’s music collection. Proceeds from the sale of this CD will be donated to the CART fund for Alzheimer’s research. Get your copy today at...

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Ikezu Findings Prove Microglia Plays Crucial Role in Early Progression of Alzheimer’s Disease

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Ikezu Findings Prove Microglia Plays Crucial Role in Early Progression of Alzheimer’s Disease

Video Summary Available Dr. Tsuneya Ikezu, MD, PhD, and colleagues from Boston University School of Medicine identify the role of Microglia in early AD progression in “Depletion of microglia and inhibition of exosome synthesis halt tau propagation” published in Nature Neuroscience on October 5, 2015. For the first time, researchers have determined how toxic tau fibrils spread by the help of brain immune cells called microglia during the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The gradual decline in cognitive function and loss of neurons in patients with AD is preceded by the harmful build-up of the protein tau in the brain. Tau accumulates as tiny fibers called...

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McCrory honors NC Rotarians for Centennial and CART Support

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McCrory honors NC Rotarians for Centennial and CART Support

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory proclaimed the month of June 2015 as the “Rotary Club 100th Anniversary” month, to recognize the centennial of many Rotary clubs in the state. Governor McCrory’s proclamation specified that support of Coins for Alzheimer’s Research Trust (CART) would be the primary way that NC Rotarians would celebrate this important occasion. All six of the Rotary Districts in North Carolina support The CART Fund. Many thanks to the Rotarians in Districts 7670, 7680, 7690, 7710, 7720 and 7730. The CART Fund contributes to the prevention and cure of Alzheimer’s Disease through seed money Alzheimer’s research grants. One-hundred percent of...

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