Is Anything Getting Us Closer to a Cure for Alzheimer’s?
This week I will be attending the annual international conference for the Alzheimer’s Association and there will be at least 4000 researchers trying to answer that question. Click here to read more about the conference. As far as we seem to be from a “cure” I am always optimistic when I hear these passionate scientists who are devoting their lives to making our futures better. Another positive development is that Paul and Jody Allen have donated an additional $7 million to their Seattle-based Allen Institute for Brain Science, which focuses on basic brain biology. But the goal with this gift is to fund the Allen Distinguished Investigator grants to catalyze breakthroughs in Alzheimer’s research by funding ideas considered too edgy for traditional funders. (SRB, put link to article o Allen here somewhere)
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