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Bill Gates makes 100 million investment to eliminate Alzheimer's

Bill Gates makes 100 million investment to eliminate Alzheimer’s Billionaire Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is to invest $50 million in the Dementia Discovery Fund, a venture capital fund that brings together industry and government to seek treatments for the brain-wasting disease. The investment, a personal one and not part of Gates’ philanthropic Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will be followed by another $50 million in start-up ventures working in Alzheimer’s […]

This Man's Touching Tribute To His Grandmother Broke My Heart

Giancarlo Murisciano recently posted a picture on Facebook on New Year’s Eve that broke the hearts of people around the world. It shows him cradling his 87-year-old grandmother, who suffers from Alzheimer’s. It was liked 400,000 times and shared 37,000 times, as it shows that real people still suffer from this terrible disease. Giancarlo wrote that he shared the picture “without shame or fear” to remind people in the new […]

Compound reverses symptoms of Alzheimer's disease in mice

A molecular compound developed by Saint Louis University scientists restored learning, memory and appropriate behavior in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease, according to findings in the May issue of the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. The molecule also reduced inflammation in the part of the brain responsible for learning and memory The paper, authored by a team of scientists led by Susan Farr, Ph.D., research professor of geriatrics at Saint […]