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August 07, 2019 - UsAgainstAlzheimer's

“A Devil of a Disease”: The Current Alzheimer’s Pipeline

This article was originally published by BioSpace on August 7, 2019. By Mark Terry As anyone following Alzheimer’s research knows, drug development for the disease has been a wasteland of failed clinical trials with literally billions of dollars thrown at drugs that have proved ineffective at preventing or halting the disease. In March 2019, in what many felt was a turning point for the industry, Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Biogen and its collaboration partner, Tokyo-based Eisai, announced they were discontinuing the global Phase III clinical trials, ENGAGE and EMERGE, of aducanumab in patients with mild cognitive impairment from Alzheimer’s and mild Alzheimer’s
July 25, 2019 - Andres Martin

My Birthday Wish

My name is Andres Martin and this week I turned 32 years old. I’m a proud father, husband, and veteran. Over the last couple of years, I’ve come to recognize how precious my birthdays are. My military service has taught me this, the birth of my daughter has taught me this, and my genes have taught me this. You see my family is from a region in Mexico that is host to the “Jalisco mutation,” a mutation which guarantees carriers will develop early-onset Alzheimer’s, and one for which I recently tested positive. My diagnosis answered a lot of questions. It
July 17, 2019 - UsAgainstAlzheimer's

Welcome to the New Era of Alzheimer’s Research: How People with Alzheimer’s and Care Partners are Shaping the Future of Drug Development

This article was originally published by Lundbeck on July 17, 2019. By Mark Terry Leigh Callahan, PhD, is a respected epidemiologist and outcomes researcher who focuses on rheumatic disease. Her husband, John Winfield, MD, now retired, had a distinguished career as a researcher and rheumatologist. While their professional lives have focused principally on joints, they now find themselves at the leading edge of brain research. This is because John has Alzheimer’s, Leigh is his care partner, and together they are participating in a groundbreaking research project that seeks to generate patient/care partner insights and develop new meaningful, measurable outcomes that
July 23, 2019 - George Vradenburg

Brain Health Redux

UsAgainstAlzheimer’s continues urgent call for a new approach to brain health across the lifespan
July 22, 2019

3 New Alzheimer's Studies' Goal: 'Preparing Us For A Cure'

This article was originally published in Forbes on July 21, 2019. George Vradenburg, the co-founder and chairman of the UsAgainstAlzheimer’s advocacy group is a man on a mission. And he is in a hurry. He’s not prepared to wait until 2025, the federal government’s deadline to recommend next-step solutions for Alzheimer’s disease through the National Alzheimer’s Project Act (NAPA). Instead, at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference this week, Vradenburg’s UsAgainstAlzheimer’s released Preparing Us for a Cure. It’s a collection of three new research studies on key areas of Alzheimer’s disease impacting the lives of patients, caregivers and communities. Vradenburg wants