News

Find updates on the work of our researchers here, as well as news about recent advances in Alzheimer's science, funding and awareness.

Continued Growth Puts Focus on Research

With 10 years of research behind us, Cure Alzheimer’s Fund continues to grow, with the quality of our research remaining extraordinary. To build on our success, we recently welcomed four new Research Consortium members and four new employees to our organization.

New Insights Into the Blood-Brain Barrier

Three recent discoveries have clarified one of the least-understood elements of Alzheimer’s disease: how the blood-brain barrier becomes compromised and contributes to the disease process.

Featured Researcher: Berislav V. Zlokovic, M.D., Ph.D.

Born in Belgrade, “Betza” Zlokovic grew up an only child with a passion for the arts. Only one thing could lure this Renaissance man from the stage—his devotion to science.

21st Century Cures Act Passes House of Representatives

Cure Alzheimer's Fund is pleased to see the passage of the 21st Centuries Cures Act in the House of Representatives. The overwhelming bipartisan support for the bill shows the need for legislation to improve the process of getting to cures for life-threatening diseases like Alzheimer's.

House Appropriations Committee Proposes Significant Increase in Alzheimer's Research Funding

Cure Alzheimer's Fund is extremely happy with the House Appropriations Subcommittee bill for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that was released today.

New Research on Brain's Lymphatic System - Implications for Alzheimer's Disease

A recent study by researchers at the University of Virginia suggests previously unknown links between the body's immune system and the brain. According to Cure Alzheimer's Fund Research Consortium chairman Dr. Rudy Tanzi, these findings could be "absolutely game-changing" in the field of Alzheimer's research once confirmed.

David Holtzman, M.D., Receives Faculty Achievement Award

David Holtzman, M.D., member of the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund Research Consortium, will receive the 2015 Carl and Gerty Cori Faculty Achievement Award from his home institution, Washington University in St. Louis. The award goes to faculty members who “embody the ideals of individual and collaborative excellence” and “have made significant contributions to their fields,” according to Washington University Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton.

Research Consortium Recap

Every year the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund (CAF) Research Consortium members get together with the Board of Directors to discuss their respective research projects, refine their strategy, and leave with a clear mission. This year was no exception.

Featured Researcher: Alexandra Newton, Ph.D.

By the time she was 17, Alexandra Newton had lived in seven different countries and had mastered four different languages. But her family was not surprised when she chose to pursue a career in biochemistry instead of language arts.

‘Cancer Protein’ Linked to Alzheimer’s

In a significant discovery, a group of proteins long associated with cancer research has been shown to have an important link to Alzheimer’s disease.