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Board Member in the News: Nir Barzilai receives $6.3 mill NIH Alzheimer's grant

Nov 20
2017

Board Member in the News: Nir Barzilai receives $6.3 mill NIH Alzheimer's grant View MoreBACK

AFAR Deputy Scientific Director Nir Barzilai, MD and his team at Albert Einstein College of Medicine have received a $6.3 million grant from the National Insitutes of Health (NIH) to identify networks of genes in healthy centenarians that protect them against dementia. The results could help identify new targets for drugs to treat Alzheimer's.

Notes Dr. Barzilai: "Aging is the number one risk factor for Alzheimer's, but there are individuals with extraordinary longevity--95 years or older--who have a natural resistance to dementia. We hope to unlock the secrets in their genomes to reveal promising targets for drug development."

Read more about the grant and its intended research here.
 


Nir Barzilai, MD is the Director of the Institute for Aging Research and the Director of the Nathan Shock Centers of Excellence in the Biology of Aging at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
 





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