Posts Tagged: Alzheimer’s Disease

Feinstein Institute researchers identify new genes associated with cognitive ability

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MANHASSET, NY, and RIDGEFIELD, CONN. – Investigators at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research discovered dozens of new genetic variations associated with a person’s general cognitive ability. The findings, which were published online today in Cell Reports, have the potential to help researchers develop more targeted treatment for cognitive and memory disorders. “For the first time,… read more

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Feinstein Institute teams with The Bristal Assisted Living to study if dance can slow progression of Alzheimer’s disease

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LAKE SUCCESS, NY – Assisted living residents are spending time on the dance floor to participate in a new study evaluating if dance can help slow the progression of memory loss. The study is overseen by leading Alzheimer’s disease researcher Peter Davies, PhD, director of the Feinstein Institute’s Litwin-Zucker Center for Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Disorders, and… read more

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Alzheimer’s Foundation Awards Feinstein Institute Grant to Study Aggression in Alzheimer’s Disease

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MANHASSET, NY – Feinstein Institute for Medical Research scientists Peter Davies, PhD, and Jeremy L. Koppel, MD, were awarded a five-year, $500,000 grant from the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) to explore psychosis and aggression in individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease. This is one of the largest research grants AFA has ever awarded. “When considering what… read more

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Feinstein Institute Researcher to Receive Potamkin Prize for Alzheimer’s Research

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MANHASSET, NY – The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and the American Brain Foundation will present the 2015 Potamkin Prize for Research in Pick’s, Alzheimer’s and Related Diseases to Peter Davies, PhD, investigator at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. He will receive the prize on April 21 in Washington, DC at the American Academy of Neurology’s 67th… read more

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Feinstein Institute Researcher Joins International Partnership in Neuroscience Research

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US Reps. Israel and Fattah sign agreement to pursue accelerated Alzheimer’s research Manhasset, NY – The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research Monday hosted the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) dedicated to creating a partnership in neuroscience research, and in particular, research on Alzheimer’s disease. US Reps. Steve Israel (D-NY), and Chakah Fattah (D-PA), along… read more

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Long Island Bike Challenge Raises $12,000 to Support Medical Research at The Feinstein Institute

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Manhasset, NY – Participants of the third annual Long Island Bike Challenge (LIBC) raised $12,000 to benefit The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, part of the North Shore-LIJ Health System. Edward Diller, a lifelong cyclist and native Long Islander, started LIBC in 2010 with the goal of raising money for medical research conducted locally on Long Island…. read more

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Feinstein Institute Researcher Discovers New Protein Regulator of Taste

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MANHASSET, NY – In collaboration with other research institutions, a Feinstein Institute for Medical Research investigator discovered a new protein that controls the sense of taste. The findings are published in the March issue of Nature. In a search for new proteins involved in the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, Philippe Marambaud, PhD, an investigator in the… read more

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