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ROCK STARS OF SCIENCE: Prana's Co-Founding Scientist, Rudy Tanzi Teams up with Star-Powered Cast in GQ Photoshoot
Date:5/18/2009

- GQ Magazine Pays Tribute to America's Top Research Scientists -

- Also Featured Jeffrey Cummings, Chair of Prana's Biotechnology Research & Development Advisory Board -

MELBOURNE, Australia, May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Rudy Tanzi, Prana Biotechnology's (Nasdaq: PRAN) Co-Founding Scientist and the Director of the Genetics and Aging Research Unit at the MassGeneral Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases, will be featured in a six-page photo spread, in the June issue of GQ Magazine. Rudy and other researchers, who have played a vital role in the development of treatments for diseases such as cancer, HIV and Alzheimer's disease, are pictured along celebrated artists Sheryl Crow, Josh Groban, Will.i.am, Joe Perry, and Seal.

The spread is part of the "Rock Stars of Science" campaign, a philanthropic project launched by GQ Magazine and the Geoffrey Beene Gives Back intuitive, to raise awareness for the need of future research funding.

"If we can get medical research the same attention as a great rock band like Aerosmith, just think about how much faster we will be able to raise the funds needed to cure diseases like Alzheimer's," commented Dr. Tanzi.

One of three prominent Alzheimer researchers featured, Dr. Tanzi has been instrumental in the quest for developing a cure to the disease. He has identified and characterized several different AD genes, including the first Alzheimer's disease gene, the beta-amyloid protein precursor (APP) and has received several awards for his work including the two highest awards for Alzheimer's disease research: The Metropolitan Life Foundation Award and The Potamkin Prize.

Dr. Tanzi is also a co-founder of the "Metal hypothesis of Alzheimer's disease," the premise behind Prana's novel therapeutics fo
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