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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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Yueming Li | CART Fund 2016 Grant

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Yueming Li | CART Fund 2016 Grant

The CART Fund is pleased to announce that Yueming Li, Ph.D., Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, has been selected to receive a 2016 Alzheimer’s research grant, in the amount of $250,000. The grant will be awarded on May 3, 2016 at the annual meeting of The CART Fund in Columbia, SC. Research Project: Identification of small molecules and therapeutic targets in autophagic pathways for Alzheimer’s disease In 2002, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) recruited Yueming Li from Merck Research, where he had been investigating the mechanism and therapeutics of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). As a biochemist, Dr. Li’s work at MSK uses chemical...

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Chihiro Sato | CART Fund 2016 Grant

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Chihiro Sato | CART Fund 2016 Grant

The CART Fund is pleased to announce that Chihiro Sato, Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, 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: Quantitative analysis of Tau in the Brain, CSF and cell models The brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) are characterized by two abnormal structures: plaques, clusters of a protein fragment called beta amyloid which are found between brain cells; and tangles, knots of a protein called tau which are found inside brain cells. Tau is...

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SC Governor Nikki Haley names 4/23/16 “Rotary CART Fund Day”

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SC Governor Nikki Haley names 4/23/16 “Rotary CART Fund Day”

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has proclaimed April 23, 2016 as ”Rotary CART Fund Day”. This honor recognizes the $5.8 M of Alzheimer’s research grants awarded by The CART Fund. It also recognizes the 10th Annual Shag Festival to be hosted that day by the Rotary Club of Georgetown, SC which benefits The CART Fund. The CART Fund contributes to the prevention and cure of Alzheimer’s Disease through seed money Alzheimer’s research grants. One-hundred percent of every dollar donated to The CART Fund goes to Alzheimer’s research. The CART Fund is a 501(c)(3)...

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