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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. [...]

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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. [...]

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Ben A. Bahr – University of North Carolina – Pembroke ($100,000 Grant)

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Ben A. Bahr – University of North Carolina – Pembroke ($100,000 Grant)

On May 6, 2014, at the annual meeting of The CART Fund, Ben A. Bahr, Ph.D., the William C. Friday Distinguished Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry of the University of North Carolina – Pembroke was awarded a CART grant in the amount of $100,000.

Research Project

Millions of baby boomers fear Alzheimer’s disease is an impending epidemic, with age-related imbalances between protein production and protein clearance increasing their risk for the disease as they age. [...]

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Chuanhai Cao – University of South Florida ($50,000 Grant)

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Chuanhai Cao – University of South Florida ($50,000 Grant)

On May 6, 2014, at the annual meeting of The CART Fund, Chuanhai Cao, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, College of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Science, was awarded a CART grant in the amount of $50,000.

Research Project

There is a need to develop new and effective treatments to combat the devastating neurodegenerative disorder Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). [...]

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