Manitoba’s Research Website
Around the world, the scientific community is devoting substantial effort and funding to dementia research. Researchers are looking for ways to prevent the disease, to improve quality of life for people living with the disease and to ultimately finding a cure to eradicate the disease.
This $500,000 investment (over a five-year period), is an extraordinary opportunity for our community to come together and make a real difference for those affected by dementia.
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Click here to read the latest article in Wave, Winnipeg’s Health and Wellness Magazine, featuring Dr. Ben Albensi and his St. Boniface Research Team as they seek to understand chronic brain disorders.
Alzheimer Society Research Program
The Alzheimer Society Research Program (ASRP) is pleased to announce it has awarded $2.9 million to 29 researchers across the country to advance research related to all forms of dementia and find more effective means to diagnose, treat and eventually stop the disease, as well as improve day-to-day life and care.
Manitoba Researchers receiving funding this year include:
Jun-Feng Wang – Developing Treatments
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB
Project: Txnip as a potential novel therapeutic target for Alzheimer’s
$149,900 – Biomedical, grant
“The protein Txnip contributes to inflammation and brain damage in Alzheimer’s disease. If we’re able to establish Txnip as a promising site for eary treatment, then, we’ll be able to explore a variety of drugs and treatment options. Some of these could be effective in slowing the progress of Alzheimer’s and/or alleviating the symptoms for those living with the disease.”
The Alzheimer Society Research Program (ASRP) is very pleased to introduce an ASRP Video Blog Series featuring our 2016 grant and award recipients. These 2-3 minute videos will be posted on the Alzheimer Society blog every couple of weeks and will give you an opportunity to hear directly from our researchers as they speak about the main goals of their research projects.
Graduate Student Fellowship Awards in Manitoba
Click here to find out how to apply researchers in Manitoba.
Participate in Research
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Click here for National studies looking for Canadians looking to participate.
Financial gifts directed towards research are crucial to help find better treatments and ultimately a cure for Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Without proper funding, research breakthroughs go undiscovered.
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