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

Posted by on Jun 10, 2016 in News | 0 comments

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.

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Kanter to swim 89 laps on 89th Birthday for CART

Posted by on May 17, 2016 in News | 0 comments

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 […]

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

Posted by on May 17, 2016 in News | 0 comments

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.

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Thomas J. Anastasio | CART Fund 2016 Grant

Posted by on Apr 26, 2016 in News | 0 comments

Thomas J. Anastasio | CART Fund 2016 Grant

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.

Research Project: Computational identification of possible combinations of existing drugs that reduce inflammation in AD with minimal side effects

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 is one of the main causes of nerve cell loss in AD. The cells that produce inflammation in the brain are called microglia. Like other immune-system cells, the behavior of microglia is extremely complex.

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