The University of Kentucky has received a $7 million grant to continue its research on Alzheimer’s disease. The research is conducted at the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging and involves clinical trials and comparing brains diseased by Alzheimer’s to those that are not.
“It is the second major grant announcement for UK in two days,” reports the Lexington Herald-Leader‘s Cheryl Truman. “On Monday, UK received a $14.5 million grant to develop pollution-catching technologies for coal-fired power plants.”
The grant proves UK “is not only able to compete among the big boys but be one of the big boys” when it comes to Alzheimer’s research and treatment, said Michael Karpf, UK’s executive vice president of health administration.
At the Sanders-Brown center, more than 700 research volunteers from around Kentucky take part in clinical trails and a brain donation program, which allows researchers to compare Alzheimer’s-affected brains to those that aren’t. (Read more)