Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:

 

AIRMA announces 2007 research grant recipients

08.05.2007
The Association Internationale pour la Recherche sur la Maladie d’Alzheimer (AIRMA) today selected the recipients for its 2007 research grant program, announced Janet R. Michaels, the nonprofit organization’s chairwoman.

Research projects to be funded will further clarify the roles of amyloid precursor protein (APP) metabolites, which regulate stem cells in the brain, as well as nutrition’s possible impact on the development of Alzheimer’s disease. The France-based Alzheimer’s research association also will provide funds to the INSERM Unit 837 Brain Bank.

With these newest grants, AIRMA has provided near 500,000 euros in grants to France-based research institutions since 2003.

Dr. Bernadette Allinquant, research team manager at INSERM Unit 573 in the Centre Paul Broca in Paris, and Dr. Pascale Barberger-Gateau of INSERM Bordeaux, were selected through a rigorous grant-application and review process.

... more about:
»Alzheimer »Inserm

“AIRMA is thrilled to provide these grants to advance valuable research into risk factors and causes of Alzheimer’s disease,” Michaels said. “Our main purpose is to provide funds to promising research so we can shed light on and hopefully find a cure for Alzheimer’s.”

Dr. Allinquant’s research (“Mechanisms of neurostimulating properties of sAPP”) focuses on the function of the sAPP metabolite molecule and its putative role in protection - - of Alzheimer’s. Currently, the molecule’s function is not fully understood. In France, Dr. Allinquant, who holds doctoral degrees in biochemistry and neurochemistry, is a well-regarded researcher of Alzheimer’s, aging and neuro-developmental disorders, focusing on molecular and cell biology.

Dr. Barberger-Gateau, a senior lecturer at Bordeaux University, is researching the correlation between the presence of Vitamin A in the body and risk for Alzheimer’s disease (“Fatty acids, retinoids and Alzheimer’s Disease”). She has published various articles on the epidemiology of nutrition and food behavior in various international scientific journals.

The grantees were selected from among a highly deserving field of applicants through a stringent review and qualification process. The research teams were judged on a multitude of factors, including importance of the problem being researched, level of innovation and the capability of the researcher.

In addition to the 2007 grants, AIRMA also is providing funding to the INSERM Unit 837 (Lille, France) Brain Bank directed by Dr. André Delacourte. The Brain Bank is one of the premier brain banks in Europe, housing hundreds of specimens of brains affected by Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. Research conducted at the Brain Bank has helped discover and explain the 10-stage evolution of Alzheimer’s disease. This crucial research has been threatened by a lack of funding.

Dr. Delacourte is a noted biologist specializing in Alzheimer’s disease. He has studied neuro-degenerative diseases for more than 30 years. He is a unit research director at INSERM, the French Institute of Health and Medical Research, and heading up a team researching Alzheimer's disease.

More than 225,000 people are affected by Alzheimer’s in France each year. The age-related degenerative disease exerts a toll on the patient, the family and the French health system. In latter stages, Alzheimer’s patients require round-the-clock care.

Celine Torres | alfa
Further information:
http://www.airma.org

Further reports about: Alzheimer Inserm

More articles from Life Sciences:

nachricht Oestrogen regulates pathological changes of bones via bone lining cells
28.07.2017 | Veterinärmedizinische Universität Wien

nachricht Programming cells with computer-like logic
27.07.2017 | Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard

All articles from Life Sciences >>>

The most recent press releases about innovation >>>

Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: Abrupt motion sharpens x-ray pulses

Spectrally narrow x-ray pulses may be “sharpened” by purely mechanical means. This sounds surprisingly, but a team of theoretical and experimental physicists developed and realized such a method. It is based on fast motions, precisely synchronized with the pulses, of a target interacting with the x-ray light. Thereby, photons are redistributed within the x-ray pulse to the desired spectral region.

A team of theoretical physicists from the MPI for Nuclear Physics (MPIK) in Heidelberg has developed a novel method to intensify the spectrally broad x-ray...

Im Focus: Physicists Design Ultrafocused Pulses

Physicists working with researcher Oriol Romero-Isart devised a new simple scheme to theoretically generate arbitrarily short and focused electromagnetic fields. This new tool could be used for precise sensing and in microscopy.

Microwaves, heat radiation, light and X-radiation are examples for electromagnetic waves. Many applications require to focus the electromagnetic fields to...

Im Focus: Carbon Nanotubes Turn Electrical Current into Light-emitting Quasi-particles

Strong light-matter coupling in these semiconducting tubes may hold the key to electrically pumped lasers

Light-matter quasi-particles can be generated electrically in semiconducting carbon nanotubes. Material scientists and physicists from Heidelberg University...

Im Focus: Flexible proximity sensor creates smart surfaces

Fraunhofer IPA has developed a proximity sensor made from silicone and carbon nanotubes (CNT) which detects objects and determines their position. The materials and printing process used mean that the sensor is extremely flexible, economical and can be used for large surfaces. Industry and research partners can use and further develop this innovation straight away.

At first glance, the proximity sensor appears to be nothing special: a thin, elastic layer of silicone onto which black square surfaces are printed, but these...

Im Focus: 3-D scanning with water

3-D shape acquisition using water displacement as the shape sensor for the reconstruction of complex objects

A global team of computer scientists and engineers have developed an innovative technique that more completely reconstructs challenging 3D objects. An ancient...

All Focus news of the innovation-report >>>

Anzeige

Anzeige

Event News

Clash of Realities 2017: Registration now open. International Conference at TH Köln

26.07.2017 | Event News

Closing the Sustainability Circle: Protection of Food with Biobased Materials

21.07.2017 | Event News

»We are bringing Additive Manufacturing to SMEs«

19.07.2017 | Event News

 
Latest News

Oestrogen regulates pathological changes of bones via bone lining cells

28.07.2017 | Life Sciences

Satellite data for agriculture

28.07.2017 | Information Technology

Abrupt motion sharpens x-ray pulses

28.07.2017 | Physics and Astronomy

VideoLinks
B2B-VideoLinks
More VideoLinks >>>