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Funding Opportunity – CIHR Catalyst Grant: COEN Initiative

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is accepting applications for the following program: Catalyst Grant: COEN Initiative (Pathfinder). The CIHR is part of an eight member, international group of research funding organizations collectively known as the Network of Centres of Excellence in Neurodegeneration (COEN). Six of the eight COEN members have put forward a call…

Can Resistance to Alzheimer’s disease be Built?

“Hopefully – through the ‘intelligent’ leisure activities we develop – we can help individuals to build the kind of cognitive reserve that we know is protective against Alzheimer’s disease.” – Dr. Sylvie Belleville Despite having no symptoms prior to death, some people end up dying with brains riddled with Alzheimer’s pathology. How do we explain…

A successful AAIC 2015: CCNA Key Take-Aways

This year’s Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC), held in Washington, D.C., was a wonderful opportunity for CCNA representatives to showcase their work, including sharing new knowledge in dementia research, collaborating with international colleagues, and presenting discoveries to advance the field, some of which were even picked up by the press. Supporting collaboration, the first “Canadian…

2015 CARDI Training Programme on Ageing Travel Award Recipients

The CCNA is pleased to congratulate the following Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland (CARDI) Training Programme on Ageing travel grant award recipients: Claire Godard-Sebillotte (CCNA Team 19/Theme 3) Aline Moussard (CCNA Team 10/Theme 2) Angela Tam (CCNA Team 2/Theme 1) We would like to thank everyone who applied. The number and quality…

Discovery: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Target for Alzheimer’s disease, licensed by Emergent BioSolutions

“This discovery… speaks to the possibility that we could develop a human vaccine that would prevent Alzheimer’s disease. You know, get your immunization at 50, and perhaps prevent or delay the onset of Alzheimer’s. It’s a very exciting prospect now.”  – Dr. Neil Cashman   Next week, international investigators, health care professionals, and industry organizations…

2015 Funding Results: ASRP-CCNA Training Award Recipients

The CCNA is pleased to announce the following ASRP-CCNA Training Award recipients: Sarah Atwi – CCNA Biomedical Doctoral Award Jennifer Bethell – CCNA Quality of Life Postdoctoral Award Jake Davidson – CCNA Quality of Life Masters Award Natalie Kozyrev – CCNA Biomedical Postdoctoral Award Amir Ali Sepehry – CCNA Biomedical Postdoctoral Award David Stock –…