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Coalition of Alzheimer's Organizations Announces New "Genius Grant" for Younger Researchers

In an effort to support the next generation of leading Alzheimer's researchers, the Cure Alzheimer's Fund has joined with the Alzheimer's Association and the Lou Ruvo Brain Institute to create and fund a new "genius grant" for young Alzheimer's researchers.

Congressman Ed Markey Praises Cure Alzheimer's Fund for Research Efforts

Cure Alzheimer’s Fund researcher, Dr. Rudy Tanzi, briefed Congress on the progress of the fast track effort to map genes for Alzheimer’s disease.

Dr. Rudolph Tanzi Honored as Top Researcher

In recognition of his groundbreaking genetic research and outstanding leadership and commitment to finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease, Dr. Rudolph Tanzi received the 2007 Ronald and Nancy Reagan Award at the Alzheimer’s Association’s National Gala in Washington DC on March 27, 2007.

MetLife Foundation Award given to Cure Alzheimer's Researcher

Dr. David Holtzman, a member of Cure Alzheimer’s Fund Research Consortium, received the prestigious MetLife Foundation Award for Medical Research in Alzheimer’s Disease.

MassGeneral Honors Cure Alzheimer's Fund with the "Philanthropic Innovation and Investment" Award

Massachusetts General Hospital and the MassGeneral Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease (MIND) has honored Cure Alzheimer’s Fund for its leadership, entrepreneurial philanthropy and investment in research projects that have the highest probability of slowing, stopping or reversing Alzheimer’s disease.

Cure Alzheimer's Fund's Dr.Tanzi Briefs Congress on Research Progress, Rep. Markey Praises Fund

Washington – With more than 5 million Americans now living with Alzheimer’s disease, a 10 percent increase since 2002, medical researchers are in a sprint to map and sequence the genes susceptible to Alzheimer’s in hopes of leading to more aggressive therapeutic interventions to slow, stop or even reverse the effects of the disease.

Cure Alzheimer's Fund's Dr. Rudy Tanzi Honored as Top Researcher by the Alzheimer's Association

Washington – In recognition of his groundbreaking genetic research and outstanding leadership and commitment to finding a cure and better treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, Dr. Rudolph Tanzi received the 2007 Ronald and Nancy Reagan Award at the Alzheimer’s Association’s National Gala this week.

Massachusetts General Hospital Honors Cure Alzheimer's Fund with First-Ever Philanthropic Award

Boston – Massachusetts General Hospital (MassGeneral) has honored Cure Alzheimer’s FundTM for its leadership, entrepreneurial philanthropy and investment in research projects that have the highest probability of slowing, stopping or reversing Alzheimer's disease. The first annual Award for “Philanthropic Innovation and Investment” was presented to the Fund by MassGeneral’s Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease, at a ceremony at Massachusetts General Hospital on Friday, March 2.

New Web-based Alzheimer's Disease Genetic Research Clearinghouse Launched

First-of-its-Kind Online Resource (ww.alzgene.org) Offers Researchers an Extensive Database of Studies on the Genes Associated with Alzheimer's Risk

Boston, MA – AlzGene, a web-based clearinghouse for researchers working to unlock the genetic makeup of Alzheimer’s Disease, has been launched as a way to gather and analyze studies by and for investigators around the world. The project aims to bring clarity to the increasingly prolific and confusing field of Alzheimer’s genetics research.

Cure Alzheimer's Fund supported project, AlzGene, published in leading journal

Paper describing the development and function of the AlzGene database of genetic studies in Nature Genetics.  Project is first of its kind.