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  • 09/14/16
    John Irving and Colum McCann. I shall remember their names until my dying days.My friend Anna’s son is spending a year of high school in the U.S. and she asked me what books a young German should read to understand America, and so I was drawing up a list: Twain’s Huckleberry Finn, Morrison’s Beloved, and so on. And then I got stuck.
  • 08/29/16
    Renee Packel knew her husband, Arthur, was having memory problems. What she didn't realize was how quickly his confusion would thrust them into financial ruin. By the time she took Arthur to the Penn Memory Center to be screened for dementia, it was too late. He'd made a series of catastrophic financial decisions that wiped out their life savings. They lost their condo, and at the age of 75, Renee Packel had to take a job as a receptionist.
  • 08/03/16
    The National Institute on Aging has extended its funding of the University of Pennsylvania's Alzheimer's Disease Core Center with a promise of about $8.8 million over five years.The money will take the center, which was founded in 1991, to its 30th year.
  • 06/27/16
    Eli Lilly has spent almost three decades working on drugs for Alzheimer’s disease with not much to show for it yet. This year the company began human tests using a totally new approach.
  • 06/23/16
    Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania are joining with scientists from five other institutions to establish the Coordinating Center for Genetics and Genomics of Alzheimer’s Disease.

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