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  • 10/20/16

    John Trojanowski and Virginia Man-Yee Lee of the Perelman School of Medicine have been conducting Alzheimer’s research for more than 30 years, and have made three major discoveries—all of which have become strong foundations for those working on Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders around the world.

  • 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.

  • 06/04/16

    Muhammad Ali was still boxing professionally when observers first noticed signs of neurological decline, and many have been quick to link his profession to his diagnosis, years later, of Parkinson’s disease.

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