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Partnerships Play a Key Role in the Battle Against Brain Diseases

Howard Fillit, MD | Posted 06.06.2016 | Impact
Howard Fillit, MD

When the Lauder family founded the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) in 1998, they knew that proprietary boundaries would only limit effort...

3 Cancer Research Accelerators Worth Watching

Deborah J. Cornwall | Posted 08.26.2016 | Impact
Deborah J. Cornwall

In 2000, Douglas Hanahan and Robert A. Weinberg articulated the concept of cancer hallmarks as a foundation for understanding cancer's biology across traditional cancer types. Three initiatives built on that foundation now promise to accelerate development of more powerful life-saving therapies.

How a "Match.com for Scientists" Could Lead to a Cure for Alzheimer's

Howard Fillit, MD | Posted 04.11.2015 | Impact
Howard Fillit, MD

Nonprofit research foundations are creating innovative ways for scientists to find resources and the assistance they need to advance their research. Central among these innovations: a growing online marketplace -- a veritable Match.com for scientists -- that may help researchers to discover the next drug to treat Alzheimer's disease.

5 Reasons to Be Optimistic About Alzheimer's Research

Howard Fillit, MD | Posted 09.30.2014 | Science
Howard Fillit, MD

Earlier this month I joined some of the world's preeminent physicians and neuroscientists in Copenhagen for the Alzheimer's Association's International Conference, which featured more than 100 sessions on a diverse range of Alzheimer's topics. Those sessions represent an incredible amount of new material and research to digest, so I've narrowed down the highlights.

Academia, Applied Research and Your Tax Dollars

Dr. Paul Marantz | Posted 08.31.2014 | Politics
Dr. Paul Marantz

There is no question that without public financing, scientific inquiry in the U.S. would not be so robust as it is, and we need continued and growing research funding to secure a bright future.

My Father's Battle with Alzheimers

Howard Fillit, MD | Posted 08.16.2014 | Impact
Howard Fillit, MD

I knew my father was following a typical Alzheimer's course. After more than 35 years of geriatric medical practice, I have watched this devastating disease unfold in similar ways for thousands of patients. But watching my father's mind deteriorate was uniquely painful.

North to the Future: Arctic Molecule to Revolutionize Cosmetics Industry

Mikå Mered | Posted 06.11.2014 | Science
Mikå Mered

The Arctic isn't only host to 412 billion barrels equivalent of oil and gas, nor only home to the world's second largest uranium and rare earths deposits.

New Treatments, Your Health and Statistics

Marie Davidian | Posted 05.15.2013 | Science
Marie Davidian

Statisticians and statistics are even more fundamental in this era of personalized medicine, as sponsors seek to target treatment to patients most likely to benefit and develop "adaptive" study designs to identify these patients sooner.

The Challenge Of Discovering New Medicines

Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney

One of the biggest challenges in finding new medicines is in the battle of infectious diseases, because the disease-causing microbes or organisms are constantly evolving to survive and they mutate quickly.