The University of Michigan central campus.

UM Study Will Test For Alzheimer’s Link

In a first-of-its kind study, University of Michigan researchers will provide genetic testing and Alzheimer’s risk estimates for people who are already experiencing mild cognitive impairment.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/10/2011

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U-M Study Will Test For Alzheimer’s Risk

Genetic testing will be available for the first time for those who may be at risk and are showing symptoms of Alzheimer’s.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/10/2011


DIA Launches Program For Alzheimer’s Patients

Can art change the life of an Alzheimer’s patient? That’s the hope of a pilot program starting Thursday at the Detroit Institute of Arts – the museum launching the program for those suffering from the early stages of Alzheimer’s and dementia.


Glenn Caffery in Painted Hills, Mitchell, OR (facebook photo)

Runner Passes Through Michigan On Charity Trek

A distance runner is on the journey of his life, traveling through Michigan on a cross-country trek to raise money for Alzheimer’s research.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/28/2011


Eat A Cherry Burger, Raise Money For Medical Research

A fundraiser luncheon is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 10 at Traverse City St. Francis High School to raise money for research into Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases at Central Michigan University. The star of the plate will be the star of the research involved — cherries.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/26/2011

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Kalamazoo Pharma Gets Foundation Grant For Trial Of Alzheimer’s Drug

Kalamazoo-based Metabolic Solutions Development Co. said Wednesday that it has received a $773,000 grant from the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation to conduct a pilot Phase 2a trial of MSDC-0160, MSDC’s pioneer compound for the treatment of metabolic diseases associated with altered mitochondrial function.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/06/2011


Peter Falk, TV’s Columbo, Has Died

Peter Falk, the stage and movie actor who became identified as the squinty, rumpled detective in “Columbo”, has died at 83.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/24/2011


Adeona To Start New Trial Of Zinc-Based Therapy in Lou Gehrig’s Disease

Ann Arbor-based Adeona Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NYSE Amex: AEN) announced Thursday that it has expanded its pipeline of proprietary zinc-based therapies to include a planned Phase IIb clinical trial of patients suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/23/2011


UM: Nanoparticles May Help Alzheimer’s And Related Diseases

Nanoparticles of the right dimensions and shape may be the key in combating the plaque that destroys neurons and leads to symptoms associated with Alzheimer’s disease, a new report shows. University of Michigan chemical engineering professor Nicholas Kotov says the nanotechnology means can attract and capture the longer fibrils that are known to form plaque related to neurodegenerative disorders.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/13/2011


Adeona Gets Manufacturing Agreement For reaZin

Ann Arbor-based Adeona Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NYSE Amex: AEN), a developer of innovative medicines for serious central nervous system diseases, announced today that it has executed an agreement with TG United, Inc. of Brooksville, Florida, to provide commercial-scale manufacturing capabilities for reaZin.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/20/2011