North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory proclaimed the month of June 2015 as the “Rotary Club 100th Anniversary” month, to recognize the centennial of many Rotary clubs in the state.
Governor McCrory’s proclamation specified that support of Coins for Alzheimer’s Research Trust (CART) would be the primary way that NC Rotarians would celebrate this important occasion.
All six of the Rotary Districts in North Carolina support The CART Fund. Many thanks to the Rotarians in Districts 7670, 7680, 7690, 7710, 7720 and 7730.read more
Research update from Dr. Maya Koronyo-Hamaoui, 2012 CART Grant Recipient:
A paper published by Dr. Maya Koronyo-Hamaoui and colleagues from the department of Neurosurgery, Maxine-Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA is named the “Editor’s Choice” for August 2015 in the Oxford University journal Brain.
This large, multi-year study shows for the first time that that infiltrating monocyte-derived macrophages contribute to the clearance of amyloid-beta in the brain.read more
On May 5, 2015, at the annual meeting of The CART Fund, Erik Musiek, MD, PhD., Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine was awarded a CART Grant in the amount of $250,000.
Dr. Musiek’s research is focused on understanding links between brain aging and Alzheimer’s disease. The goal of his work is to identify age-related processes in the brain that set the stage for Alzheimer’s disease, with the hope of developing therapies to prevent this process.read more
On May 5, 2015, at the annual meeting of The CART Fund, Wenjie Luo, Ph.D., Weill Cornell Medical College, of Cornell University, New York, NY was awarded a CART Grant in the amount of $100,000.
The scientific community believes that the build-up of a protein called tau causes tau to clump and tangle together. This clumping and tangling is destructive in the human brain. Dr. Luo has found out that brain “garbage eating” cells, called microglia, can take up and break down tau. She also noticed that tau can be cleaned up faster by microglia if she added another protein called tau antibody, which is made in the body in response to foreign substance.read more