American Health Assistance Foundation announces grants for Alzheimer's research
July 16, 2012
The American Health Assistance Foundation (AHAF), a nonprofit organization that supports research for degenerative diseases, recently awarded $3.6 million for 22 new grants for Alzheimer's discoveries that total $3.6 million.
"Only through research can we find ways to prevent or treat this terrible disease that threatens to harm our loved ones and bankrupt our families and our healthcare system," said AHAF president and CEO Stacy Pagos Haller. "That's why AHAF is committed to supporting bold ideas and investing in the most compelling and game-changing research."
In total, the AHAF is funding 54 Alzheimer's research projects, as well as 62 research efforts that focus on degenerative eye diseases. The organization aims to identify new treatments for age-related conditions, including Alzheimer's, glaucoma and macular degeneration.
Some of the new grants will support research projects looking at "tau" proteins, which spread from brain cell to brain cell, causing damage. Another innovative project will study how effectively a diabetes drug can treat or prevent degenerative brain disease.
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