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
On May 5, 2015, at the annual meeting of The CART Fund, YongTae (Tony) Kim, PhD, Assistant Professor of George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology was awarded a CART Grant in the amount of $100,000.
In collaboration with Malú G. Tansey, Ph.D, Associate Professor of Physiology, Emory University School of Medicine, Dr. Kim will study Advanced CNS Drug Delivery via Lipoprotein-Polymer Nanocomplexes in Experimental Alzheimer’s Disease.read more
Looking for Fast Facts on The CART Fund? The 2015 CART Fast Facts sheet is now available! Download your copy now!read more
Emory University’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center will receive a transformational donation to support advanced research into early detection of Alzheimer’s disease.
The Goizueta Foundation is committing $25 million toward research aimed at fundamentally changing the way Alzheimer’s disease is detected and treated.
Dr. Allan Levey, recipient of the first CART grant in 1999 is the Director of Emory’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC).
Dr. Levey currently serves on the three-person Scientific Review Panel that reviews projects for the 2015 CART Fund grants.read more