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News of plaque-clearing drug tops week of major advances against Alzheimer's disease
Date:2/10/2012

an a decade ago for the treatment of cancer. That earlier approval could speed up the prospects for human clinical trials of the drug as an Alzheimer's treatment."

AHAF, which had also supported Landreth earlier in his career, started funding the preliminary work leading to this line of research in 2007. Currently, AHAF is funding follow-up studies in which the Landreth team is testing the latest findings on other "mouse models" that may better represent the human form of Alzheimer's disease. Positive findings could help pave the way towards human clinical studies.

"While it is still too early to make predictions, if these findings can be replicated in additional preclinical studies, and then later in human clinical trials, we may have a powerful new weapon in the battle to halt this disease," noted Eakin.

This latest news comes only one week after an AHAF-funded research team in Boston and another team in New York announced a major breakthrough in understanding how Alzheimer's disease spreads in the brain. By learning that toxic "tau" proteins jump from nerve cell to nerve cell, scientists can now focus on ways to target and stop this cell-to-cell spread.

Although these reports are coming in rapid succession, the overall progress of Alzheimer's disease research has been slower than that of other major diseases, due in part to comparatively meager financial support for Alzheimer's disease research. "We hope this funding scenario will improve, as promising study results stimulate our national resolve to defeat this disease," said Haller.

This week the Obama Administration announced it will provide an additional $130 million in Alzheimer's research funding over the next two years. Last week a bipartisan group in Congress unveiled the Spending Reductions through Innovations in Therapies (SPRINT) Agenda Act of 2012. The legislation, introduced by Senators Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) and Susan Collins (R-ME) and Represent
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Contact: Alice L. Kirkman
akirkman@ahaf.org
301-556-9349
AHAF-American Health Assistance Foundation
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