Children’s Mental Health and Alzheimer’s Disease Research | Nevada Week
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and according to a report released in April by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the COVID-19 pandemic worsened the mental health issues that adolescents had already been experiencing.
Assessing, Validating Clinically Relevant Biomarkers for Alzheimer Disease: Jefferson Kinney, PhD
Since the early 2000s, the advances in biomarker testing have allowed clinicians to detect and diagnose Alzheimer disease (AD) and other related dementias more accurately. Given that no single biomarker test alone has been proven to diagnose the condition, the available biomarkers are often used in conjunction. While biomarkers have become an important part of research and hold critical value in the future of AD drug development, there has been no consensus as to which biomarkers hold the most value.
Building Research on Neurodegeneration and Developing Future Researchers: Jefferson Kinney, PhD
Recently, the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), announced a newly awarded grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to fund phase 2 of their first Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE), the Center for Neurodegeneration and Translational Neuroscience (CNTN). The grant, totaling $11.3 million, will be used towards developing the resources and processes necessary to achieve a long-term sustainable neuroscience research infrastructure.
An $11.3 Million Grant Renewal Will Continue To Power Important Las Vegas Brain Research
Home to a shiny school of medicine and a developing “medical district,” Southern Nevada has bolstered its medical bona fides in recent years. For researcher Samantha John, the region’s diverse population was another key element drawing her here.
NIH Awards $11.3 Million Grant to Continue Funding Center for Neurodegeneration and Translational Neuroscience in Southern Nevada
The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) of The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a grant expected to total $11.3 million to fund phase 2 of southern Nevada’s first Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE): The Center for Neurodegeneration and Translational Neuroscience (CNTN). The funding will allow for an additional five years of continued collaboration between Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) to enhance neuroscience research infrastructure in southern Nevada. The award is co-led by Aaron Ritter, M.D., of the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and Jefferson Kinney, Ph.D. of the Department of Brain Health at UNLV.
UNLV, Ruvo Center receive $11.3M to study brain diseases
UNLV and the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health have received an $11.3 million federal grant for the next phase of their joint research into the causes of degenerative brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s and potential treatments.