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Grantees in the News: Dr. Scott Turner links retinal thickness to Alzheimer's Disease

Nov 15
2013

Grantees in the News: Dr. Scott Turner links retinal thickness to Alzheimer's Disease

A team of researchers led by former grantee Scott Turner, MD, PhD discovered that genetically engineered mice with Alzheimer’s disease demonstrated a loss of thickness in the retina, as reported at this week’s Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, and described in a BBC story published November 13. “As the retina is a direct extension of the brain, they say the loss of retinal neurons could be related to the loss of brain cells in Alzheimer's.” According to Turner, this discovery suggests that future Alzheimer’s diagnoses could be made by non-invasive retinal scanning;…


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AFAR Awards Dinner Celebrates West Coast Leaders in Aging Research

Nov 01
2013

AFAR Awards Dinner Celebrates West Coast Leaders in Aging Research

On October 29, AFAR celebrated its 2013 Annual Awards Dinner at the California Club in Los Angeles, California. Over 60 supporters, grantees, board members, and guests gathered as AFAR presented Awards of Distinction to the following: The George E. and Marie J. Doty Award Marty Blank and Richard Ziman accept the award on behalf of The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation for the Foundation's commitment to funding research in Alzheimer's Disease. The Chairman's Award of Distinction Michael Varney, PhD and Andrew Chan, MD, PhD received the Chairman's Award of Distinction for their work with Genentech. The AFAR…


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