Alzheimer’s researchers win brain prize

11 Mar 2018
POSTED BY Y Magazine

Four dementia scientists have shared this year’s 1m Euro brain prize for pivotal work that has changed our understanding of Alzheimer’s disease.

Profs John Hardy, Bart De Strooper, Michel Goedert, based in the UK, and Prof Christian Haass, from Germany, unpicked key protein changes that lead to this most common type of dementia. He is donating some of his prize money to care for Alzheimer’s patients, BBC reported.

Alzheimer’s and other dementias affect 50 million people around the world, and none of the treatments currently available can stop the disease.

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