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Topic: Alzheimer’s

FDA approval of new Alzheimer’s drug Aduhelm, developed in part by Brown researchers, mired in controversy

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FDA approval of new Alzheimer’s drug Aduhelm, developed in part by Brown researchers, mired in controversy

July 20, 2021 0 comments

The Food and Drug Administration approved a new drug Aduhelm for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease June 7 through its accelerated approval pathway.

The new Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research will include research conducted at Brown in partnership with researchers at Lund University and the University of Gothenburg in Sweden.

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Brown’s new Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research to expand studies on prevention, treatment methods

May 19, 2021 1 comment

The University is establishing a Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research with the support of two gifts totaling $30 million from anonymous donors.

Brown researchers to start clinical trial funded by Alzheimer’s Association

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Brown researchers to start clinical trial funded by Alzheimer’s Association

February 14, 2020 Comments are Disabled

University researchers are conducting a phase one clinical trial that will look at the potential therapeutic effect that a class of HIV drugs can have on the progression of Alzheimer’s Disease.

The last 10 years in Alzheimer’s research: No cure, but care improves

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The last 10 years in Alzheimer’s research: No cure, but care improves

December 6, 2019 Comments are Disabled

Within the next 30 years, the number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s Disease will likely grow by an estimated 240 percent. By the end of that 30-year mark, the disease and other dementias will cost the United States nearly $1.1 trillion.

Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice Vincent Mor will co-lead the NIA Imbedded Pragmatic AD/ADRD Clinical Trials (IMPACT) Collaboratory. He brings expertise in big data and quality measurement to his partnership with Susan Mitchell, a physician scientist at Hebrew SeniorLife.

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University awarded more than $50 million for Alzheimer’s research

September 10, 2019 Comments are Disabled

In the University’s largest federal grant award in its history, the National Institute on Aging has promised more than $50 million over five years to examine how non-drug Alzheimer’s care can realistically improve quality of life. This project comes as Alzheimer’s disease and Alzheimer’s-related dementia challenge researchers and caregivers across […]

'The Rest I Make Up' highlights the life and artistic career of late Cuban-American artist Maria Irene Fornes.

Arts & Culture

Documentary chronicles life of late playwright Maria Irene Fornes

February 21, 2019 Comments are Disabled

Last Sunday, the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts hosted a screening of “The Rest I Make Up,” a documentary chronicling the life of the late Maria Irene Fornes, a Cuban-American avant-garde playwright, and her struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.

In addition to developing new criteria for using lumbar punctures to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease, University researchers are exploring the use of eye exams for early detection.

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U. Professor integrates use of spinal taps in Alzheimer’s diagnosis

October 22, 2018 Comments are Disabled

In the battle to understand Alzheimer’s disease, advancements in the testing and development of new technologies aim to provide stronger support for treatment.

$100 million gift to bolster brain science research

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$100 million gift to bolster brain science research

April 18, 2018 1 comment

The Brown Institute for Brain Science is receiving a $100 million gift from Robert Carney ’61 and Nancy Carney, one of the largest single donations ever given to the University.

Alzheimer’s study may provide methods of prevention, economical diagnosis

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Alzheimer’s study may provide methods of prevention, economical diagnosis

September 20, 2017 Comments are Disabled

A trial currently being conducted by University professors may be key to diagnosing Alzheimer’s at an accessible cost before the symptoms appear.