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Hope for Alzheimer’s Cure Strong | 2016 CART Annual Meeting

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Hope for Alzheimer’s Cure Strong | 2016 CART Annual Meeting

  What could be more hopeful than an event held the week of Mother’s Day? On May 2, 2016, The Coins for Alzheimer’s Research Trust (CART) Annual Meeting delivered hope in spades. That day, CART awarded $600,000 in five grants for innovative Alzheimer’s research studies. All five grant recipients presented overviews of their winning research projects at the event. Both the total grant value and the number of grants awarded set new records for CART. The interesting thing about hope is that it is contagious. Rotary International Director Robert Hall and his wife Charlene joined leaders from 15 supporting Rotary Districts and members of the Board of Directors...

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Kanter to swim 89 laps on 89th Birthday for CART

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Kanter to swim 89 laps on 89th Birthday for CART

How will you celebrate your 89th Birthday? Rotarian-For-Life Jerry Kanter of the Kinston Evening Rotary Club decided he will swim 89 laps. Jerry will do his birthday swim at his favorite pool at the Woodmen Community Center in Kinston, NC. Those who know Jerry, know his passion for swimming. He has competed in every North Carolina Senior Games since they started in 1985. Kanter has dedicated this birthday swim to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s disease. The Kinston Evening Rotary Club, Rotary District 7730 along with 18 other Rotary Districts support the work of The CART Fund, a project of the Rotary Clubs of North America. The CART Fund makes seed money Alzheimer’s...

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Bahr CART research receives another 2 years of funding from USANA Health Sciences Inc.

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Bahr CART research receives another 2 years of funding from USANA Health Sciences Inc.

The CART Fund is pleased to announce follow-on funding for the research project begun by Ben Bahr, Ph.D. with a 2014 CART Grant. USANA Health Sciences, Inc. will expand the search for protein clearance enhancers to promote healthy brain aging. This project extends the Bahr Lab studies with comparative analyses across several classes of agents. Ben A. Bahr, Ph.D. is the William C. Friday Chair and Professor at the Biotechnology Research and Training Center, University of North Carolina – Pembroke, North Carolina. About USANA Founded in 1992, USANA Health Sciences (NYSE: USNA) is a U.S.-based nutritional company that manufactures high-quality supplements, personal...

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Thomas J. Anastasio | CART Fund 2016 Grant

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Thomas J. Anastasio | CART Fund 2016 Grant

Research Project: Computational identification of possible combinations of existing drugs that reduce inflammation in AD with minimal side effects The CART Fund is pleased to announce that Thomas J. Anastasio, Ph.D., University of Illinois, has been selected to receive a 2016 Alzheimer’s research grant in the amount of $50,000. The grant will be awarded on May 3, 2016 at the annual meeting of The CART Fund in Columbia, SC. Chronic inflammation is as destructive for the brain as it is for the rest of the body, and all neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer Disease (AD), have a prominent inflammatory component. Many researchers now believe that inflammation...

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Gabriela Chiosis | CART Fund 2016 Grant

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Gabriela Chiosis | CART Fund 2016 Grant

Research Project: A chemoproteomics approach to identify molecular changes in Alzheimer’s disease for therapy and diagnostic development PI: Dr. Gabriela Chiosis, MSKCC Co-investigator: Dr. Lorenz Studer, MSKCC Collaborators: Dr. Larry Goldstein, UCSD; Dr. Wenjie Luo, WCMC The CART Fund is pleased to announce that Gabriela Chiosis, Ph.D., Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, has been selected to receive a 2016 Alzheimer’s research grant in the amount of $50,000. The grant will be awarded on May 3, 2016 at the annual meeting of The CART Fund in Columbia, SC. Current Alzheimer’s disease (AD) treatments only suppress symptoms as the disease continues...

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Frank R. Sharp | CART Fund 2016 Grant

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Frank R. Sharp | CART Fund 2016 Grant

The CART Fund is pleased to announce that Frank Sharp, M.D., University of California, Davis, has been selected to receive a 2016 Alzheimer’s research grant, in the amount of $125,000. The grant will be awarded on May 3, 2016 at the annual meeting of The CART Fund in Columbia, SC. Research Project: Discovery of Lipopolysaccharide in amyloid plaques and peri-vascular amyloid in brains with Alzheimer’s disease How Alzheimer’s disease forms in the human brain is a complex process that, in some people, derives from vascular damage resulting from inadequate blood supply (ischemia) or stroke. But how does that damage turn into Alzheimer’s? Based on previous studies...

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