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FDA Approves Aduhelm, First Targeted Alzheimer’s Therapy

For the first time in almost 18 years, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new treatment — Aduhelm, also known as aducanumab — for Alzheimer’s disease, and a first targeted treatment for patients. With this approval, Aduhelm becomes the first disease-modifying therapy for Alzheimer’s, and…

June Is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

From participating in a fundraiser on the longest day of the year, to sporting purple gear and sharing stories, supporters are marking Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, as they do each June. The purpose is to raise awareness among the general public, as well as among policymakers, public authorities,…

Association Endorses ENACT Act to Improve Clinical Trial Diversity

The Alzheimer’s Association and its advocacy affiliate, the Alzheimer’s Impact Movement (AIM), are backing recently introduced bipartisan legislation to support equity in Alzheimer’s disease clinical trials. The Equity in Neuroscience and Alzheimer’s Clinical Trials (ENACT) Act of 2021 (H.R. 3085/S. 1548) would amend the Public Health…

Brown University to Focus on Early Diagnosis, Treatment

Brown University is establishing the Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research to build a world-class research program that is focused on the early detection and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. The center is made possible by separate gifts of $25 million and $5 million from donors who wish…

$10.7M NIH Grant to Fund Genetic Research in Alzheimer’s

A $10.7-million grant to investigate the genetic underpinnings of Alzheimer’s disease has been awarded to the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Despite years of research, scientists have yet to come up with a cure for Alzheimer’s disease…

Aduhelm Approved