Navigation Links
Philanthropist invests $3.5 million in Buck Institute's Alzheimer's drug development effort
Date:1/31/2011

Retired San Francisco real estate developer Douglas Rosenberg says he has a new job helping to find a cure for Alzheimer's disease. Through the Ellen and Douglas Rosenberg Foundation, the venture philanthropist is betting at least $3.5 million that Buck faculty Dale Bredesen, MD has the correct take on how to thwart the memory robbing disease that affects over 5 million Americans. The two have formed a unique partnership aimed at developing treatments based on the results of small molecule screenings that show promise in cell culture and animal models of the disease. Rosenberg's goal is to raise at least $10 million to get the new drug candidates into early clinical trials.

"We can't afford to wait, I can't afford to wait," said Rosenberg. "Big Pharma is not stepping up to the plate and the federal government, through the National Institutes of Health, is not providing money for this type of drug development either."

Rosenberg has seen the worst of Alzheimer's. His father, prominent San Francisco businessman and nationally-renowned philanthropist Claude Rosenberg, Jr. died from the neurodegenerative disease in 2008. His stepfather died from the condition that same year. His stepmother succumbed to complications of Alzheimer's in 2010.

A friend invited Rosenberg to hear Bredesen speak at the Stanford Marin Club in November 2007. Rosenberg said he got excited about Bredesen's research. "It was a fresh approach -- he was taking a look at the root causes of Alzheimer's way upstream from other work I was familiar with," said Rosenberg. "Ironically, I had never been to a Stanford function before, so I assumed it wasn't an accident that we met." The two men became friends.

Bredesen, an academic neurologist turned researcher, focuses on Alzheimer's as a disorder involving an imbalance in signaling between neurons that impacts brain plasticity, rather than the current dogma that Alzheimer's is a disease of toxicity stemming predo
'/>"/>

Contact: Kris Rebillot
krebillot@buckinstitute.org
415-209-2080
Buck Institute for Age Research
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Philanthropist Mark Jenney Donates to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
2. Regence Invests in Kinetix Living Corp.
3. Amway One by One Campaign for Children Reaches 7 Million Kids
4. Michael J. Fox Foundation Awards $1 Million to Drive Critical New Research Tools and Technologies in Parkinsons Drug Development
5. International Diabetes Federation awards $2 million to 9 global diabetes research projects
6. New Report: $1 Cigarette Tax Increase Would Raise $418.8 Million for Texas and Cut Youth Smoking
7. New Report: $1 Cigarette Tax Increase Would Raise $18.6 Million for Montana and Cut Youth Smoking
8. New Report: $1 Cigarette Tax Increase Would Raise $24.8 Million for Wyoming and Cut Youth Smoking
9. New Report: $1 Cigarette Tax Increase Would Raise $43.3 Million for Utah and Cut Youth Smoking
10. New Report: $1 Cigarette Tax Increase Would Raise $113.9 Million for Colorado and Cut Youth Smoking
11. New Report: $1 Cigarette Tax Increase Would Raise $65.3 Million for Iowa and Cut Youth Smoking
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/28/2015)... VA (PRWEB) , ... August ... ... Risk Management for Medical Devices:, Understanding the FDA’s Position and Best Practices ... MD, http://www.fdanews.com/cybersecuritymd , This workshop, chaired by internationally renowned expert ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... ... August 28, 2015 , ... On May 30th, 2015, Best Drug Rehabilitation, ... the “Music With A Mission” benefit concert in Mendon, IL. Held in the Show ... money to support music education programs in the underfunded local school districts of Mendon ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... ... August 28, 2015 , ... “ Frequentz ” was featured on ... and coolest applications on the market for iOS, Android, and Windows. Joe Toohey, the ... how this software allows businesses to track product movement from beginning to end. , ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... August 28, 2015 , ... Medical Solutions, ... 2015 Best Places to Work in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare and will ... , Now in its eighth year, the Best Places to Work in Healthcare ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... ... August 28, 2015 , ... Dr. Gregory K. Toumayan, ... radiating pain resulting in shoulder pain, hip pain, neck pain, stiffness, muscle ... Engineering from the University of Illinois, and then went on to earn his title ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:FDAnews Announces — Software and Cybersecurity Risk Management for Medical Devices: Understanding the FDA’s Position and Best Practices for Compliance, Oct. 14-15 2Health News:FDAnews Announces — Software and Cybersecurity Risk Management for Medical Devices: Understanding the FDA’s Position and Best Practices for Compliance, Oct. 14-15 3Health News:FDAnews Announces — Software and Cybersecurity Risk Management for Medical Devices: Understanding the FDA’s Position and Best Practices for Compliance, Oct. 14-15 4Health News:FDAnews Announces — Software and Cybersecurity Risk Management for Medical Devices: Understanding the FDA’s Position and Best Practices for Compliance, Oct. 14-15 5Health News:New Video Released on "Music With A Mission" Benefit Concert Headlining Artist Cadillac Three & Best Drug Rehabilitation 2Health News:Track Product Movement from Beginning to End with Frequentz 2Health News:Medical Solutions Recognized as One of 2015 Best Places to Work in Healthcare 2Health News:Medical Solutions Recognized as One of 2015 Best Places to Work in Healthcare 3Health News:Healthpointe Welcomes Dr. Gregory K. Toumayan, Chiropractor, to Colton, Temecula, and Perris 2Health News:Healthpointe Welcomes Dr. Gregory K. Toumayan, Chiropractor, to Colton, Temecula, and Perris 3
... ... team at The Balancing Act discovered that killing nasty germs has just become ... we run around with a can of disinfectant spraying everything is sight. ... Balancing Act, along with special guest Dr. Bob Arnot Thursday, May 27th at ...
... New CR Series ... instrument, makes immune monitoring much faster and simpler. , ... (PRWEB) May 23, 2010 -- Blue Ocean Biomedical introduced ... Society for Advancement of Cytometry (ISAC), called CYTO 2010, held in Seattle, Washington from ...
... , ... celebrates the rebranding of their website. The family-owned company operates CGadget.com that supplies ... ... 22, 2010 -- PGS Plus celebrates the rebranding of their website. The family-owned ...
... ... ... May 22, 2010 -- Graham Gibson is giving back to the community ... and beauty products, Gibson gives these items to local organizations who are interested in ...
... ... intolerance and celiac disease , ... Burlingame, CA (PRWEB) May 22, 2010 -- LoveToKnow, Inc. has launched a new Web site ... disease. In addition, as part of a campaign to help people with these issues, the ...
... ... ... edition of The Balancing Act, we are bringing viewers some vitally important information about managing the ... a plan that can help make sure that your family is covered. , , , ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:O2 Media's Hit Morning Show ‘The Balancing Act' Welcomes Dr. Bob Arnot to the Program 2Health News:New Blue Ocean Load & Go™ CR Series Immune Monitoring Systems Debut at ISAC CYTO 2010 2Health News:New Blue Ocean Load & Go™ CR Series Immune Monitoring Systems Debut at ISAC CYTO 2010 3Health News:New Blue Ocean Load & Go™ CR Series Immune Monitoring Systems Debut at ISAC CYTO 2010 4Health News:CGadget.com Launches a New Look for Summer 2010 2Health News:Local Businessman Gives Back To the Community 2Health News:LoveToKnow.com Launches Gluten Free Channel and Will Donate to National Foundation for Celiac Awareness 2Health News:LoveToKnow.com Launches Gluten Free Channel and Will Donate to National Foundation for Celiac Awareness 3Health News:O2 Media's Hit Morning Show ‘The Balancing Act' Welcomes HSA Bank to the Program 2
(Date:8/28/2015)... 2015 Research and ... of the "Investigation Report on China,s Quetiapine ... Developed by AstraZeneca plc, quetiapine (under the ... for the treatment of schizophrenia. Approved by CFDA ... in the Catalogue of Drugs for the Basic ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... , Aug. 28, 2015 ... addition of the "Investigation Report on China,s Ranibizumab ... Developed by Novartis, ranibizumab was approved by CFDA to ... Currently, only Lucentis, a product of Novartis, is available ... the first self- developed drug for the treatment of ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... Perrigo Company plc ("Perrigo") (NYSE: PRGO ; TASE) ... MYL ) shareholder vote regarding its planned unsolicited offer ... offer to Perrigo shareholders have always been, and will ... of the value available to Perrigo shareholders, and do ... allowed its shareholders to consider," said Joseph C. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:China Quetiapine Market Investigation Report 2010-2019 2Investigation Report on China's Ranibizumab Market, 2012-2019 2Perrigo Confident Its Shareholders Will Reject Mylan's Value Destructive Transaction 2Perrigo Confident Its Shareholders Will Reject Mylan's Value Destructive Transaction 3Perrigo Confident Its Shareholders Will Reject Mylan's Value Destructive Transaction 4Perrigo Confident Its Shareholders Will Reject Mylan's Value Destructive Transaction 5
... Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: ENDP ) announced today the ... President, HealthTronics Inc., effective Aug. 29, 2011. HealthTronics, an ... products and services based in Austin, Texas. ... Group President James Whittenburg, who is staying through the ...
... Aug. 22, 2011 Leatt Corporation, a Nevada corporation ... Leatt-Brace®, a Neck Brace System designed to help prevent ... (neck), as well as other products, today announced that ... Department of Commerce issued a patent for the Leatt ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Endo Pharmaceuticals Announces Leadership Change at HealthTronics Subsidiary: Appoints Kelly Huang, Ph.D. New President 2Endo Pharmaceuticals Announces Leadership Change at HealthTronics Subsidiary: Appoints Kelly Huang, Ph.D. New President 3U.S. Patent for Leatt Neck Brace System Issued 2
... Carl Zeiss has successfully advanced into the ... success of this instrument is by no ... and stylish design. Maximum ergonomic convenience is ... be used with a surgical microscope, allowing ...
Leg holder for arthroscopy....
... Featuring two rapid response roller-pumps, ... maintaining a clear surgical field. Furthermore ... surgeon total control over intra-articular pressure ... system includes foot pedal controls, providing ...
Designed to address the specific demands of the busy operating environment, the AL1 Light Source features state-of-the art 180W Xenon lamp technology, providing light output suitable for all endoscop...
Medicine Products: