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Awards for Drug Discovery Research for Frontotemporal Degeneration Announced
Date:3/7/2012

ed to face the challenges of living with FTD. We are proud to continue our partnership with ADDF to support their work and the hope it brings to those suffering from this terrible disease."

The ADDF/AFTD Award Program has provided a total of $1,905,000 to 19 research projects since 2007.  The ADDF and AFTD are continuing their partnership in 2012 and invite applications for novel drug discovery programs for FTD.  A total of $300,000 is available.  The deadline for submission is September 20, 2012.  Application details are available on the ADDF website: www.alzdiscovery.org.

About the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation
The mission of the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) is to accelerate the discovery and development of drugs to prevent, treat and cure Alzheimer's disease, related dementias and cognitive aging. The ADDF has granted more than $51 million to fund over 370 Alzheimer's drug discovery programs in academic centers and biotechnology companies in 18 countries.  For more information about the ADDF, please visit www.alzdiscovery.org.

About the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD)
The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD) is a not-for-profit organization created in 2002, to advocate for more funding into the causes and treatments for frontotemporal degeneration (FTD), as well as to provide caregivers and patients with a central place to find information and support.  AFTD is the resource people turn to for accurate information about FTD, support groups and resources regarding care, research and FTD education conferences.

In addition to providing funding for this drug discovery program, AFTD continues to fund basic and clinical research that is essential to improving our understanding of this relatively rare, but significant disease. For more information a
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