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Bahr wins University of North Carolina’s highest honor

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Bahr wins University of North Carolina’s highest honor

Video Available On May 19, 2017 Ben Bahr, Ph.D., the William C. Friday Chair and Distinguished Professor of Microbiology and Biochemistry at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke was recognized as the 2017 Oliver Max Gardner Award winner. The award – the highest honor given by the University and established by the will of former Governor O. Max Gardner – recognizes faculty who have “made the greatest contribution to the welfare of the human race.” Bahr received a 2014 CART Grant.  In addition to delivering critical research results (and attracting follow-on funding) Bahr has been a true partner in the CART effort to cure Alzheimer’s through cutting...

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Ikezu 2014 Grant leads to acclaim & funding

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Ikezu 2014 Grant leads to acclaim & funding

Last summer, Tsuneya Ikezu, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Pharmacology and Neurology at Boston University School of Medicine received the Inge Grundke-Iqbal Award for Alzheimer’s Research at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) in Toronto, Ontario, July 24-28, 2016.  Dr. Ikezu, whose research focuses on molecular therapeutic intervention of neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric disorders, gave a plenary lecture at the conference. The Inge Grundke-Iqbal Award for Alzheimer’s Research recognizes the senior author of the most impactful study on the biology of Alzheimer’s disease and related conditions published during the two calendar years...

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Share CART at RI in Atlanta

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Share CART at RI in Atlanta

Are you attending the Rotary International Convention in Atlanta in June? Would you like to donate an hour to work the CART booth in the House of Friendship? This is your chance to share the story of CART with Rotarians from around the globe. If you are a Rotarian and would like to volunteer, click here. If you are a spouse or friend of a Rotarian and would like to volunteer, click here. Questions?  Contact Norman Rogers – 910-616-1205 or...

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Claudio Torres | CART Fund 2017 Grant

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Claudio Torres | CART Fund 2017 Grant

Research Project:  Neuron Senescence as Mediator of Neurodegeneration in Alzheimer’s disease The CART Fund will award Claudio Torres, Ph.D., Drexel University College of Medicine, a 2017 research grant in the amount of $50,000. The grant will be awarded on May 9, 2017 at the Annual Meeting of The CART Fund in Columbia, SC. Summary of Research Project: Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) currently affects about 5.4 million Americans and currently has no cure. Aging is the greatest risk factor for AD; however, the mechanisms of aging that predispose the brain to the development of the disease are still largely unknown. Cellular senescence is a hallmark of aging that may...

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Michael Karin | CART Fund 2017 Grant

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Michael Karin | CART Fund 2017 Grant

Research Project:   Inhibition of NLRP3 inflammasome activation – a new strategy for prevention and treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease and late onset neurodegeneration. The CART Fund will award Michael Karin Ph.D., University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, a 2017 research grant in the amount of $150,000. The grant will be awarded on May 16, 2017 at a meeting of The CART Fund in Orlando, FL. Summary of Research Project Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common form of age-related dementia that exerts an incredible emotional and economic toll on our aging society. Currently, there are no effective treatments for AD or preventive measures that can...

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Tong Li | CART Fund 2017 Grant

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Tong Li | CART Fund 2017 Grant

Research Project:  Determining the contributions of age and neuroinflammation on the pathological conversion of tau The CART Fund will award Tong Li, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, a 2017 research grant in the amount of $75,000. The grant will be awarded on May 9, 2017 at the Annual meeting of The CART Fund in Columbia, SC. Alzheimer’s disease (AD), the most common form of dementia and a devastating illness for the elderly, is characterized by built-up of clumped proteins observed inside (called tau aggregates) and outside (called amyloid-beta (Aβ) plaques) of nerve cells that lead to memory problems and eventual loss of these cells. Past and...

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