Four dementia scientists Shared this year’s 1 million euro brain award, a key work that changed our understanding of alzheimer’s disease.
Professor John Hardy from the UK, professor Bart De Strooper, professor Michel Goedert and professor Christian Haass from Germany solved the key protein changes that led to the most common type of dementia.
In winning the award, professor hardy said he hoped to find new treatments.
He is donating some money to care for alzheimer’s patients.
Most of the drug discovery studies done today are based on their pioneering work in finding ways to prevent the accumulation of destructive proteins such as amyloid and tau.
Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias affect 50 million people worldwide, and there is no cure for the disease.
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Professor hardy’s work involves looking for rare, defective genes associated with alzheimer’s disease.
These genetic errors involve the accumulation of amyloid beta, which is the initiating injury to nerve cells in alzheimer’s disease.
The idea, known as the amyloid cascade hypothesis, has been a top priority for the study of alzheimer’s disease for nearly 30 years.
Together with professor from the university of Munich Haass, now at university college London professor Hardy found a rare genetic form of alzheimer’s dementia patients with amyloid proteins from how to change.
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Goedert, meanwhile, professor at the university of Cambridge study reveals the importance of another damaging protein tau, dementia and university college London British professor, director of the institute’s new De Stooper found genetic errors on the activity of protein secreted enzymes may lead to alzheimer’s disease process.
Alzheimer’s disease research Britain’s chief scientific officer David Reynolds, said: “we congratulate all four outstanding scientists, their important contribution to the changed our understanding of alzheimer’s disease complicated reasons.
“The fact that three researchers work in the UK reflects the status of the country as a global leader in dementia research.”
Professor hardy, said he would donate rupees baker foundation of around 5000 euros 1 million euros, sustain the movement of the European Union to help Britain, said the UK off the become a scientific research “unmitigated disaster”.
He also thanked all those with alzheimer’s, who for years had volunteered to help with dementia research.