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Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation Awards Grant To CohBar to Develop A Novel Peptide Therapeutic For Alzheimer's Disease
Date:3/6/2013

, MD, co-founder of CohBar, notes there is great potential for evaluating Humanin analogs in Alzheimer's disease as well as other disease areas. "Our unique Humanin analogs hold significant potential as innovative medicines and this award provides critical funding to explore their promise in Alzheimer's disease," he says. "In addition, the association of insulin resistance and Alzheimer's disease, and the interesting finding that Humanin improves hepatic insulin resistance through a central mechanism, provide an intriguing and potentially important link between Humanin's positive effects on Alzheimer's disease and its effects to lower glucose in Type 2 diabetes."

About the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF)
The mission of the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) is to accelerate the discovery of drugs to prevent, treat and cure Alzheimer's disease, related dementias and cognitive aging. The ADDF has granted more than $60 million to fund almost 400 Alzheimer's drug discovery programs in academic centers and biotechnology companies in 18 countries. For more information, please visit www.AlzDiscovery.org

About CohBar Inc.
CohBar, Inc. is a privately held biotechnology company that leverages insights regarding mitochondrial communication and the critical role of mitochondrially-derived peptides (MDPs) in diseases of aging and human longevity. The company's innovative product pipeline and discovery capabilities are focused on MDPs as treatments for age-related diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer's disease and cancer as well as in the aging process itself. CohBar is developing a proprietary series of novel MDPs that have the potential to be new treatments for today's most pressing diseases. CohBar is headquartered in Los Angeles, California. For more information, please visit www.cohbar.com.

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