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Two Leading Alzheimer's Disease Researchers Recognized with MetLife Foundation Awards
Date:5/15/2013

the combined actions of amyloid-beta and tau.

These results led Dr. Mucke to initiate experiments to determine whether blocking abnormal network activity could be a potential therapeutic strategy. This has proven to be an area of great promise in drug discovery.

Dr. Mucke’s current emphasis is on the role of DNA damage and aging-related factors in cognition, and on turning his lab’s latest findings into potential treatments.

For additional background on the award recipients, visit: http://www.afar.org/research/MLF-awards

About MetLife Foundation
MetLife Foundation was established in 1976 by MetLife to carry on its long tradition of corporate contributions and community involvement. For over 25 years, MetLife and MetLife Foundation have invested more than $20 million for Alzheimer's research and public information programs, including over $13 million through the Awards for Medical Research in Alzheimer’s Disease program. The Foundation has also supported a number of major initiatives, including the PBS documentary The Forgetting: A Portrait of Alzheimer’s; short pocket films on Alzheimer's narrated by David Hyde-Pierce; an educational initiative with the National Institute on Aging’s Alzheimer’s Disease Centers; the film Alzheimer’s Disease: Facing the Facts; and initiatives that include caregiving videos, Alzheimer's toolkits and resources for the Hispanic community.

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