National Institute on Aging

NIH-led effort launches Big Data portal for Alzheimer’s drug discovery

Friday, March 6, 2015

A NIH-led public-private partnership to transform and accelerate drug development has launched a new Alzheimer’s Big Data portal—including delivery of the first wave of data—for use by the research community. The new data sharing and analysis resource is part of the Accelerating Medicines Partnership (AMP), an unprecedented venture bringing together NIH, FDA, industry and academic scientists from a variety of disciplines to translate knowledge faster and more successfully into new therapies.

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Cord Blood Registry forms scientific and medical advisory board

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Cord Blood Registry (CBR) has announced the establishment of a scientific and medical advisory board (SMAB). Composed of internationally renowned stem cell experts, the SMAB will provide input and guidance to help advance CBR’s mission to expand the scope of newborn stem cell therapies that may be available to patients and their families. The founding members of the SMAB are Dr. Charles Cox, Dr. Mahendra Rao, Dr. Leslie Silberstein and Dr. Alan Trounson. Rao will be the inaugural chairman of the SMAB, and he also will be acting as CBR’s chief clinical and regulatory advisor.

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NIH awards $5.9M in grants for frontotemporal degeneration research

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The NIH will award three large, five-year projects on a specific form of dementia, known as frontotemporal because of the areas of the brain that are affected. The projects, funded by the NIH’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), will receive more than $5.9 million for 2014.

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National Alzheimer’s Plan milestones must be strengthened to meet 2025 goal

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The U.S. government has initiated a major effort to prevent and effectively treat Alzheimer’s disease by 2025. However, a workgroup of nearly 40 Alzheimer’s researchers and scientists said the research milestones in the U.S. government’s National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease must be broadened in scope, increased in scale and adequately funded in order to successfully achieve this goal. A series of proposals by the workgroup to enlarge and strengthen the plan have been published in Alzheimer’s & Dementia: the Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association.

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NIA/NIH grants $1.4M to Cognition Therapeutics’ Alzheimer’s program

Friday, May 23, 2014

Cognition Therapeutics, an innovative research and drug discovery organization focused on the development of novel disease-modifying therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases, has announced that its small molecule soluble Abeta receptor antagonist program for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) has been selected for funding by the National Institute on Aging (NIA)/NIH Alzheimer’s Disease Drug Development Program. This cooperative agreement program for Alzheimer’s disease translational research will provide Cognition Therapeutics with an estimated $1.4M in funding over four years to support critical drug development activities aimed at securing IND status for the company’s first-in-class therapeutics.

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Navidea awarded NIH SBIR grant

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Navidea Biopharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical company focused on precision diagnostic radiopharmaceuticals, has been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the National Institute On Aging (NIA) of the NIH in connection with the company’s phase III clinical program for its NAV4694 beta-amyloid imaging agent as an aid in the differential diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease.

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