April 28, 2017
ADDF grantee Dr. Raymond Scott Turner is recruiting patients for a phase 2 trial of nilotinib—a leukemia drug being tested for treating Alzheimer’s.
April 20, 2017
A team of scientists from the Medical Research Council (MRC) in the UK have found two drugs, which block brain cell death and prevent neurodegeneration in preclinical studies. Their findings were published today in Brain.
March 7, 2017
We recently awarded eight new grants totaling over $4 million to advance treatments for Alzheimer’s and related dementias. Several of the awards support new approaches to treating these diseases.
February 15, 2017
Merck announces the end of another anti-amyloid drug trial, calling in to question the amyloid hypothesis and the fate of other anti-amyloid drugs.
November 25, 2016
Eli Lilly announced that its Alzheimer's drug solanezumab failed in its last phase 3 clinical trial. Howard Fillit, MD, discusses what this means, and where we go from here.
September 29, 2016
Dr. Howard Fillit, the ADDF's Founding Executive Director and Chief Science Officer, says: "The ADDF is proud to support a clinical trial that holds such promise for Alzheimer's patients. This funding is part of our wider initiative to use the knowledge gained from cancer research to advance effective treatments for Alzheimer's."
September 27, 2016
Protein tracer shows distinctive pattern of brain protein deposition specific to this disease and typically confirmed after death
July 7, 2016
The ADDF awarded five new grants in May and June 2016, totaling nearly $1.5 million.
May 10, 2016
The ADDF has awarded 10 new grants to researchers developing drugs for neurodegenerative diseases and biomarkers to detect their onset and progression.
April 9, 2015
Asceneuron SA, an emerging leader in small molecule therapeutics targeting tauopathies for Alzheimer's and related neurodegenerative diseases, was awarded a $325,000 grant from the ADDF to support the development of its tau modulators.