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July Update

Dear Friends,

Interest in the Alzheimer’s Germ Quest $1 Million Challenge Award continues to gain momentum. We are pleased to report that our efforts have attracted attention from over 25,000 scientists, policy makers, caregivers, and concerned citizens across the planet. Here is an update of our progress:

INTRODUCING 2 NEW GRANTS FOR RESEARCH

As a result of our meetings with the leadership teams at the Infectious Disease Society of America and its Foundation, we are happy to announce our funding of two new seed grants for research in Alzheimer’s.

The two grants – $50,000 each – are available to investigators interested in research explicitly directed toward whether an infectious agent or microbial mechanism is responsible for triggering or driving Alzheimer’s disease. These awards will provide seed funding to encourage innovative projects that will lead investigators to initiate promising new directions in Alzheimer’s-related research that may enable them to compete successfully for national research grants. Targeted projects may rest in basic, translational, epidemiologic or clinical research that seeks to answer fundamental questions about whether an infectious factor or process leads to the development and progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

This is a 12-month award with funding not to exceed $50,000. For more information, contact foundation@idsociety.org.

SUPER SCIENTISTS SPOTTED IN CHICAGO:

We distributed over 250 Super Scientist t-shirts and 250 copies of our white paper at the AAIC-2018 conference! We’d love to see pictures of the Super Scientist t-shirt on you, your colleagues, your children, or your boss. Share them on our Facebook page or tag it with @ALZGerm. For those who read our white paper and are ready to make a formal expression of interest in our $1 Million Germ Quest Challenge, please go HERE.

Professor Colin Masters (l) stopped by our booth at AAIC-2018 in Chicago. Professor Masters and colleagues were pioneers in identifying Alzheimer’s amyloid and the genetic pathways leading to it.  They are also at the forefront of the diagnostic staging of the disease through PET imaging.

Another Super Scientist, Professor George Perry, stopped by our booth. Professor Perry’s research focuses on oxidative stress causing cytopathological damage to neurons. But he is also well known as Editor of the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

MORE PICTURES FROM CHICAGO:

Click HERE to see our Facebook gallery of photos from the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Chicago!

NEW VIDEOS ADDRESS BASIC QUESTIONS:

Some fans eager to encourage the search for an “Alzheimer’s Germ” have posed basic questions. We’re introducing a series of video shorts, about one minute each, in which Dr. Leslie Norins comments on a particular query. A new video will be released each week for the next eight weeks. Take a look HERE.

WHERE TO MEET US IN 2018:

West Coast friends can catch up with us in San Francisco in October at IDWeek. We will be eager to meet you at Booth 934.

With continued thanks for your interest,

Leslie C. Norins, MD, PhD
Founder and CEO
Alzheimer’s Germ Quest, Inc.

P.S. I’d appreciate your comments and suggestions. Email me personally at: leslie.norins@alzgerm.org

2018-09-05T14:52:21+00:00 August 17, 2018|News|