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Essential nutrient may help fight Alzheimer’s across generations

January 8, 2019

In a new study, researchers at the Biodesign Institute explore a safe and simple treatment for one of the most devastating and perplexing afflictions: Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Lead authors Ramon Velazquez and Salvatore Oddo, along with their colleagues in the ASU-Banner Neurodegenerative Disease Research Center (NDRC), investigate the effects of choline, an important nutrient that may hold promise in the war against the memory-stealing disorder. The study focuses on mice bred to...

ASU-UA-TGEN Startup Iluminos Licenses Treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease

April 25, 2018

Iluminos Therapeutics has licensed new compounds designed to treat neurodegenerative diseases, particularly Alzheimer’s. Travis Dunckley, PhD, Assistant Research Professor at the ASU-Banner Neurodegenerative Disease Research Center helped develop the new therapies with lead inventor, Christopher Hulme, PhD, Professor of Medicinal Chemistry in the UA Department of Pharmacy and Toxicology (formerly at Eli Lilly and Amgen)  and Arthur Shaw, post-doctoral research fellow at the time. The...

Study identifies new brain death pathway in Alzheimer’s disease

July 24, 2017

Alzheimer’s disease tragically ravages the brains, memories and ultimately, personalities of its victims. Now affecting 5 million Americans, Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S., and a cure for Alzheimer’s remains elusive, as the exact biological events that trigger it are still unknown. In a new study published today, Arizona State University-Banner Health neuroscientist Salvatore Oddo and his colleagues from Phoenix’s Translational Genomics Research...

Arizona State University and Banner Health launch major effort to fight neurodegenerative diseases

June 10, 2015

Tempe, Arizona – Arizona State University and Banner Health today announced a new research alliance to advance the scientific study, treatment and prevention of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative diseases. The partnership between Arizona State University (ASU), one of the nation’s largest public research universities, and Phoenix-based Banner Health, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health systems, includes the launch of a new Arizona State...