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Wenjie Luo – Cornell University ($100,000 Grant)

Posted by on Jul 20, 2015 in News | 0 comments

Wenjie Luo – Cornell University ($100,000 Grant)

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.

Research Project

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.

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YongTae (Tony) Kim – Georgia Institute of Technology ($100,000 Grant)

Posted by on Jun 9, 2015 in News | 0 comments

YongTae (Tony) Kim – Georgia Institute of Technology ($100,000 Grant)

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.

Research Project

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.

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CART Fast Facts 2015

Posted by on Jun 2, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

CART Fast Facts 2015

Looking for Fast Facts on The CART Fund? The 2015 CART Fast Facts sheet is now available!   Download your copy now!

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Emory receives $25M from Goizueta Foundation for Early AD Detection

Posted by on Mar 5, 2015 in News | 0 comments

Emory receives $25M from Goizueta Foundation for Early AD Detection

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.

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