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

David Shenk Joins CAF Team

Award-winning author and popular speaker David Shenk, whose book The Forgetting is widely considered one of the best ever written about Alzheimer’s, has joined Cure Alzheimer’s Fund as a senior adviser. Shenk will be deeply involved with writing, events and fundraising on a project basis at CAF.

Alzheimer’s Research Symposium in Boston Oct. 18

Cure Alzheimer’s Fund To Host Panel Discussion on Alzheimer’s
 
 Robert Bazell, NBC Chief Science and Health Correspondent, Will Moderate Panel

Alan Arnette Featured on The Huffington Post

Alan Arnette and his 7 Summits Climb For Alzheimer's: Memories are Everything campaign were recently featured on The Huffington Post. Arnette writes:

New Report Reveals Key Alzheimer’s Protein Discovered in Brain Fluid of Healthy Mice

Finding Opens New Research Methods For Treatment of Disease

CAF Research Consortium Member Sam Gandy in Process of Discovering New AD Drug

Amyloid-lowering strategies may be most effective if administered prior to the clinical presentation of Alzheimer's disease.  By the time memory trouble brings patients to see a physician, there may well already be brain pathology and nerve cell damage.

Dr. Rudy Tanzi featured on The Dana Foundation Website

Dr. Rudolph Tanzi, a Cure Alzheimer's Fund Research Consortium member, was recenty profiled on The Dana Foundation's website. Here's an excerpt from the piece:

Dr. Rudolph Tanzi Featured in CNN Video

Cure Alzheimer's Fund's Dr. Rudolph Tanzi is featured in an article and video on CNN's Health section in which he discusses his life and work on Alzheimer's disease. An excerpt from the article:

Glenn Caffery Finishes Run Across U.S.

Glenn Caffery finally completed his 3,200 mile run across the U.S. on Wednesday, Aug. 17, on the shores of the Atlantic in Westerly, R.I. Caffery, a University of Massachusetts Amherst professor and veteran distance runner, began his Cure Alzheimer’s Run in Seaside, Ore., on May 19 to raise money and awareness for Alzheimer’s disease research and treatment.

Welcoming Ceremony for Glenn Caffery at 7 PM EDT at Windjammer Lounge, 321 Atlantic Ave, Westerly, R.I., Aug. 17

Westerly, R.I.—After running more than 3,200 miles,University of Massachusetts Amherst professor and veteran distance runner Glenn Caffery is finally arriving at his destination of Westerly, R.I., on Aug. 17.