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Six Scientists Receive Awards for Contributions to Alzheimer's Disease Research
Date:7/13/2009

ng.He has been a leader in uncovering the step by step development of Alzheimer's and the chain of events that leads to the disease. His research also includes studies of free radicals and other oxidative damage in Alzheimer's, and the various changes that happen in the brain in normal aging, mild cognitive impairment, and Alzheimer's.

Best Paper in Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Awards

At ICAD 2009, Brian Bacskai, PhD, of Massachusetts General Hospital in Charleston is the winner of the 2009 Best Paper in Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Award for his article entitled Ab Plaques Lead to Aberrant Regulation of Calcium Homeostasis In Vivo Resulting in Structural and Functional Disruption of Neuronal Networks. Dr. Backsai will receive $5,000.

Jennifer Whitwell, PhD, of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, New York is the winner of the 2009 Best Paper in Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging: New Investigator award for her paper entitled MRI correlates of Neurofibrillary tangle pathology at autopsy: a voxel-based Morphometry Study. Dr. Whitwell will receive $1,000.

For more information about Alzheimer's disease, ICAD or these awardees, please visit www.alz.org.

About ICAD 2009

The 2009 Alzheimer's Association International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease (ICAD 2009) brings together more than 3,000 researchers from 70 countries to share groundbreaking research and information on the cause, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of Alzheimer's disease and related disorders. As a part of the Association's research program, ICAD 2009 serves as a catalyst for generating new knowledge about dementia and fostering a vital, collegial research community. ICAD 2009 will be held in Vienna, Austria at Messe Wien Exhibition and CongressCenter from July 11-16.

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