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2014-01-16 20:22:21

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An unprecedented $122 million increase for Alzheimer's research, education, outreach and caregiver support stemming from the efforts of Alzheimer's Association advocates was passed swiftly by Congress today. The Alzheimer's Association commends the bipartisan work of our elected officials to make Alzheimer's disease a national priority. Congress has been engaged in addressing Alzheimer's over the last several years, having...

2014-01-09 08:28:04

BOSTON, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Akili Interactive Labs Inc. ("Akili") announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Pfizer Inc. to test the ability of Akili's mobile video game platform ("Project EVO") to detect cognitive differences in healthy elderly people at risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. To Akili's knowledge this is the first time that a large pharmaceutical company will test the use of a mobile video game as a clinical tool to determine early signs of...

2014-01-06 04:21:53

Clinical research centers added to allow more patients to access a tau-based investigational treatment for mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease ABERDEEN, Scotland, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TauRx Therapeutics Ltd, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing a novel treatment for Alzheimer's disease, has expanded its international clinical trials by adding new research centers across the U.S. The addition of 35 clinical research centers means that more patients suffering...

2013-12-26 12:21:05

Practice preventive care with a diet rich in these Alzheimer's foods to help slow the progression of the most common form of dementia. GLENDALE, Calif., Dec. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The number of Americans with Alzheimer's is projected to triple by 2050. While there isn't a cure for Alzheimer's, certain lifestyle changes can help prevent cognitive decline. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131226/CG38361) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131121/MM21450-b)...

2013-12-16 20:21:27

Partnership to include the Feinstein Institute, Cold Spring Harbor Lab, Penn Medicine, Temple University, and Israel Brain Technologies MANHASSET, N.Y., Dec. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Congressmen Steve Israel (D-NY) and Chaka Fattah (D-PA) announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) dedicated to creating a partnership in neuroscience research, and in particular, research on Alzheimer's disease. Signers of the MOU included the Feinstein Institute in...

2013-12-11 16:24:54

Alzheimer's Association President and CEO Presented to Global Leaders About Accelerating Research, Advancing Collaboration and Improving Care CHICAGO, Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alzheimer's Association(®) President and CEO Harry Johns presented and participated in the first-ever G8 Dementia Summit hosted by the United Kingdom, where world leaders acknowledged that the Alzheimer's and dementia crisis cannot be ignored. All of the G8 countries committed to the goal of...

2013-12-03 08:32:22

NEW YORK, Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Anavex Life Sciences Corp. ("Anavex" or the "Company") (OTCQB: AVXL) today announced the appointment of Michael Gold, MD, as a member of its Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Gold has over 20 years of experience in the clinical development of Alzheimer's and other central nervous system (CNS) drugs and currently serves as Vice President of the CNS practice at UCB, Inc., a global biopharmaceutical company. His background also includes leadership...

2013-11-21 20:21:53

- Alzheimer's Association Statement - WASHINGTON, Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alzheimer's Association(® )applauds the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on selecting former Congressman Dennis Moore (D-KS) to share his perspective on living with Alzheimer's as the newest member of the Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care, and Services to the National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease. The Alzheimer's Association urged the creation of this...

2013-11-12 08:34:45

Data Presented at Society for Neuroscience 2013 Annual Meeting NEW YORK, Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Anavex Life Sciences Corp. ("Anavex" or the "Company") (OTCQB: AVXL) is pleased to announce that new study data showed ANAVEX 2-73 to be effective in counteracting the progression of Alzheimer's disease under chronic treatment in a transgenic mouse model of Alzheimer's, named Tg2576. The new data was presented by Tangui Maurice, PhD, CNRS Research Director at the University of...

2013-11-07 12:28:58

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of Aging Brian Duke is recognizing November as Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month and encourages Pennsylvanians to learn more about this debilitating disease. Alzheimer's disease is the nation's seventh leading cause of death. Pennsylvania's aging population ranks as the fourth grayest state in the nation. The U.S. Census predicts that by 2015, one in four Pennsylvanians will be 60 years and older. It is estimated...