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Feinstein Institute Researcher Joins International Partnership in Neuroscience Research
Date:12/18/2013

Manhasset, NY (PRWEB) December 18, 2013

The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research Monday hosted the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) dedicated to creating a partnership in neuroscience research, and in particular, research on Alzheimer’s disease. US Reps. Steve Israel (D-NY), and Chakah Fattah (D-PA), along with Feinstein Institute Investigator Peter Davies, PhD, and representatives from other research institutions signed the MOU.

“I am confident that groundbreaking research will come from this partnership that will bring us closer to understanding the brain and finding a treatment, cure or prevention method for Alzheimer’s disease,” said Rep. Israel. “Both Representative Fattah and I have been staunch advocates in Congress for more research for neuroscience and Alzheimer’s disease, and today’s announcement is an important step forward.”

Other institutions joining the partnership were: Cold Spring Harbor Lab, University of Pennsylvania, Temple University and Israel Brain Technologies in Ramat Hasharon, Israel.

“It is absolutely essential that scientists involved in neuroscience and Alzheimer’s disease collaborate. We will not cure Alzheimer’s disease by ourselves,” said Peter Davies, PhD, director of the Litwin-Zucker Research Center for the Study of Alzheimer’s Disease at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. “This collaboration represents a concrete step in bringing together five groups that have real interest and commitment to finding effective treatments.”

Barring new medical breakthroughs to prevent, slow or stop the disease, and as the US population gets older and life expectancy increases, the number of people age 65 and older with Alzheimer’s will nearly
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