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Emory receives $25M from Goizueta Foundation for Early AD Detection

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Emory receives $25M from Goizueta Foundation for Early AD Detection

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Lamb findings on brain inflammation reduce placque formation

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Lamb findings on brain inflammation reduce placque formation

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October 2014 CART Fast Facts Sheet Now Available

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October 2014 CART Fast Facts Sheet Now Available

    Looking for Fast Facts on The CART Fund? The October 2014 CART Fast Facts sheet is now available!   Download your copy now!

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September 2014 CART Newsletter Now Available

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September 2014 CART Newsletter Now Available

  Looking for the latest CART news and information?  The September 2014 CART Newsletter is now available!  Download your copy now!

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Nigel J. Cairns – Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis ($250,000 Grant)

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Nigel J. Cairns – Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis ($250,000 Grant)

  On May 6, 2014, at the annual meeting of The CART Fund, Nigel J. Cairns, PhD, FRCPath, Professor, Department of Neurology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO was awarded a CART Grant in the amount of $250,000. Research Project Although we have learned a great deal about the biology of Alzheimer’s in recent years there is still no effective treatment. Dr. Cairns and colleagues plan to use the CART award to investigate a promising new molecule to see if it can slow down or stop the damage caused to nerve cells by the disease. Firstly, he plans to investigate how this new molecule works in the test tube and, secondly, he will investigate its...

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Tsuneya Ikezu – Boston University School of Medicine ($100,000 Grant)

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Tsuneya Ikezu – Boston University School of Medicine ($100,000 Grant)

  On May 6, 2014, at the annual meeting of The CART Fund, Tsuneya Ikezu, MD, Ph.D., Professor Departments of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics and Neurology at Boston University School of Medicine was awarded a CART grant in the amount of $100,000. Research Project My funded research is focused on how the disease hallmark protein called tau starts to build up in nerve cells in a stereotypical manner. We hypothesize that brain immune cells secrete tiny particles containing the tau protein, and then they spread this toxic protein into other nerve cells. We will identify the tau spreading mechanism and invent a small molecule therapeutic using newly created...

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