Diabetes-associated episodes of low blood sugar may increase the risk of developing dementia, while having dementia or even milder forms of cognitive impairment may increase the risk of experiencing low blood sugar, according to new research from UC San Francisco and funded by the Maryland-based BrightFocus Foundation and the National Institutes of Health.
BrightFocus Foundation, a nonprofit organization that funds innovative, early-stage research on Alzheimer’s disease and the vision diseases of glaucoma and macular degeneration, today announced grant award offers totaling more than $7.2 million to 53 scientists in 16 states and four foreign countries.
The Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) and BrightFocus Foundation announced a funding collaboration that will support a Phase I human clinical trial to evaluate the cancer drug bexarotene as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. Through this partnership, the organizations are working to address a gap in funding that exists for these types of early stage studies.
The nonprofit BrightFocus Foundation announced today it has earned the 2013 Seal of Excellence, the highest level of recognition under the Standards for Excellence program developed by the Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations (Maryland Nonprofits). The voluntary accreditation program, one of the most rigorous in the nation, promotes excellence and integrity in Maryland nonprofit organizations.
Families who have lived with Alzheimer’s disease share their personal stories and proclaim “Now Is the Moment” to end this life-shattering disease, in a moving set of public service announcements (PSAs).
"The 21st Century Brain Trust," a collaborative proposal by four nonprofit organizations working to end Alzheimer's disease, was chosen as one of four finalists from nearly 300 proposals submitted to the Collaborate Activate Innovation Challenge hosted by the Sanofi US Partners in Patient Health Team. The competition is designed to develop programs that promote patient engagement in personal health.
World Sight Day 2012, thirteen domestic and international organizations from the vision community, including the American Health Assistance Foundation, joined Vision 2020/USA in hosting a U.S. Congressional Briefing entitled From Vision Research to Vision Loss Prevention.