Dr. Rudolph Tanzi, chairman of the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund Research Consortium, is now featured on the Discovery Channel-based website Curiosity.com. Tanzi provides answers to numerous questions posed by Curiosity with the intention of informing the public about Alzheimer’s disease and the Alzheimer’s Genome Project™.
To see some of the answers to today’s most pressing questions about Alzheimer’s, click here.
For the last 27 years, Abeta, a fatty protein that is created in the brain, has been identified as the leading cause of Alzheimer’s disease. As a result, the majority of efforts aimed at developing a cure have targeted Abeta as the enemy. But recent studies have indicated that simply wiping out Abeta in the brain is not the solution.
World renowned researcher Rudy Tanzi, Ph.D., and Cure Alzheimer’s Fund founder and Chairman Jeff Morby have authored this definitive update on the status of the race to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease.
Dr. Rudolph Tanzi, chairman of Cure Alzheimer's Fund Research Consortium, will be receiving The Chopra Foundation's 2012 Spirit of Rustum Roy Award for “making major contributions to the scientific understanding of consciousness and helping to move humanity towards a just, sustainable, healthy and peaceful world.”
Dr. Tanzi, along with two others, will be awarded in March by Dr. Deepak Chopra of The Chopra Foundation.
Cure Alzheimer’s Fund had a surge of research proposals during the last quarter of 2011 and very early in the first quarter of 2012. Prior to November 2011, Cure Alzheimer’s Fund had received and supported 14 proposals for a total value of $1,852,500. Then in the last few weeks of the year and the first week of the next year, we reviewed five more and expect two or three more before the end of January for a total value approximating another $1.5 million.
While donations attributable to 2011 are still arriving, it is clear that donors have contributed more to Cure Alzheimer’s Fund (CAF) in 2011 than ever before, a record making year of $4 million plus! A surge during the last weeks of the quarter has made the difference, for which all of us–founders, staff and researchers–are deeply appreciative.
The Boston Globe recently ran a story on the healthy habits of some of Boston's most successful--and busy-- residents. Highlighted in the article are Robert Lander, Daniel Lieberman, Drew Faust, Sanjiv Chopra and Cure Alzheimer's Fund's Dr. Rudy Tanzi.
A total of 24 people shared their healthy habits in the article, including Dr. Tanzi:
“The best way to prevent Alzheimer’s is exercise, bar none! Followed by intellectual stimulation and social engagement. . . . I tend to get a lot of all of that!’’