The CART Fund is pleased to announce that Chihiro Sato, Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, has been selected to receive a 2016 Alzheimer’s research grant, in the amount of $125,000. The grant will be awarded on May 3, 2016 at the annual meeting of The CART Fund in Columbia, SC.
Research Project: Quantitative analysis of Tau in the Brain, CSF and cell models
The brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) are characterized by two abnormal structures: plaques, clusters of a protein fragment called beta amyloid which are found between brain cells; and tangles, knots of a protein called tau which are found inside brain cells. Tau is quite complex: there are several different versions of the protein, and it can be chemically modified (a process called phosphorylation) in several differentread more
South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has proclaimed April 23, 2016 as ”Rotary CART Fund Day”. This honor recognizes the $5.8 M of Alzheimer’s research grants awarded by The CART Fund. It also recognizes the 10th Annual Shag Festival to be hosted that day by the Rotary Club of Georgetown, SC which benefits The CART Fund.read more
Whether Coins for Alzheimer’s Research Trust (CART) is new to your club, or a long-supported effort, here is a do-it-yourself, ready-to-go CART program. 1) Stream the made-for-TV episode: “Remembering No More” (22 minutes, free of commercial advertisements)… 2) Q&A using Frequently Asked Questions about CART […]read more
As The CART Fund celebrates is twentieth year it has been featured in a segment of Carl White’s Life in the Carolinas, “Remembering No More: A Story of Change – Life in the Carolinas Alzheimer’s Special”. This episode shines a spotlight on some of the unique aspects of The CART Fund. Front and center is […]read more