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New Alzheimer’s Disease drug begins Phase I clinical trial

 

NervGen Pharma Corp.Vancouver, Canada – For the more than six million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease and the people who care for them there could be promising news. 

Although nearly one in every three people will eventually be afflicted and it’s the third leading cause of death of older adults in the U.S. (surpassed only by heart disease and cancer in non-pandemic years), there may be effective treatments on the horizon. 

Researchers are testing a new drug that may someday be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease.

Researchers are testing a new drug that may someday be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease.

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FDA Grants Accelerated Approval for Alzheimer’s Drug

 

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)Silver Spring, MD – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Aduhelm (aducanumab) for the treatment of Alzheimer’s, a debilitating disease affecting 6.2 million Americans. Aduhelm was approved using the accelerated approval pathway, which can be used for a drug for a serious or life-threatening illness that provides a meaningful therapeutic advantage over existing treatments.

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#23/#24 Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball takes on Alabama on the road, Sunday

 

#23/#24 Tennessee (8-2 | 2-1 SEC) at Alabama (11-1 | 4-1 SEC)

Sunday, January 17th, 2021 | 2:02pm CT (3:02pm ET)
Tuscaloosa, AL | Coleman Coliseum

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – On Sunday, January 17th, 2021, #23/24 Tennessee women’s basketball (8-2, 2-1 SEC) faces team number two in a challenging three-game stretch, traveling to Tuscaloosa to play RV/NR Alabama (11-1/4-1 SEC). The Lady Vols and Crimson Tide will meet for the 58th time in the series at 2:00pm CT (3:00pm ET) at Coleman Coliseum.

UT saw a six-game victory string snapped in Knoxville on Thursday night, as Georgia overcame a 17-point deficit and held off a furious Big Orange comeback attempt to escape with a 67-66 victory. It marked Georgia’s first win at Thompson-Boling Arena since 1996.

Tennessee Women's Basketball travels to Alabama to face the Crimson Tide Sunday. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball travels to Alabama to face the Crimson Tide Sunday. (UT Athletics)

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23/24 Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball takes on Georgia Lady Bulldogs at Thompson-Boling Arena, Thursday

 

#23/#24 Tennessee (8-1 | 2-0 SEC) vs. Georgia (10-1 | 2-1 SEC)

Thursday, January 14th, 2021 | 5:32pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Bowling Arena | TV: SEC Network

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – On Thursday evening, January 14th, 2021, the #23/24 Tennessee women’s basketball team (8-1, 2-0 SEC) opens a three-game stretch vs. a trio of teams that stand a combined 27-2 overall and 11-2 in their respective conferences. Two of those teams are receiving votes and the third is ranked No. 4 in the nation.

First on the docket is Georgia (10-1, 2-1 SEC), which is receiving votes in both polls and comes to Knoxville for a 5:32pm showdown on Thursday at Thompson-Boling Arena.

The Tennessee Lady Vols currently stands all alone in third place in the SEC standings as one of only three teams with unblemished league records. The other two are #5/4 South Carolina (3-0) and #7/7 Texas A&M (3-0). The Lady Bulldogs, meanwhile, come to Knoxville holding down sixth place in SEC play.

Tennessee Women's Basketball plays Georgia this Thursday at Thompson-Boling Arena. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball plays Georgia this Thursday at Thompson-Boling Arena. (UT Athletics)

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Tennessee Alzheimer’s Advisory Council asks for Public Input

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee has one of the highest dementia-related mortality rates.  In fact, each year more than 3,500 Tennesseans die from Alzheimer’s Disease.

We recognize caregivers are an integral part of people with Alzheimer’s and related dementias lives. 

Clarksville Police warns public about criminals posing as salesmen that take advantage of senior citizens.

Clarksville Police warns public about criminals posing as salesmen that take advantage of senior citizens.

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FDA Approves First Drug to Image Tau Pathology in Patients Being Evaluated for Alzheimer’s Disease

 

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)Silver Spring, MD – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Tauvid (flortaucipir F18) for intravenous injection, the first drug used to help image a distinctive characteristic of Alzheimer’s disease in the brain called tau pathology.

Tauvid is a radioactive diagnostic agent for adult patients with cognitive impairment who are being evaluated for Alzheimer’s disease.

Approval Marks Significant Advance Towards a More Definitive Assessment of Alzheimer's Based on Brain Imaging

Approval Marks Significant Advance Towards a More Definitive Assessment of Alzheimer’s Based on Brain Imaging

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NASA reports Immune cells may be key to Brain Health

 

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationHampton, VA – The team at the Center for Brain Immunology and Glia (BIG) at the University of Virginia looks a lot like the multinational collaboration onboard the International Space Station, with researchers from 16 different countries combining their talents to do biomedical research.

Led by Dr. Jonathan Kipnis, the BIG team’s research is big indeed, as they work together to find treatments for major neurological diseases such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, stroke, and dementia.

Dr. Jonathan Kipnis is part of the Center for Brain Immunology and Glia at the University of Virginia. (NASA/David C. Bowman)

Dr. Jonathan Kipnis is part of the Center for Brain Immunology and Glia at the University of Virginia. (NASA/David C. Bowman)

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American Heart Association reports Hypertension Drug may hold promise for Alzheimer’s Disease

 

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – According to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension, while seeking new treatments to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, researchers found the blood pressure drug nilvadipine increased blood flow to the brain’s memory and learning center among people with Alzheimer’s disease without affecting other parts of the brain.

These findings indicate that the known decrease in cerebral blood flow in patients with Alzheimer’s can be reversed in some regions. However, it is unclear if this translates to clinical benefits. (American Heart Association)

These findings indicate that the known decrease in cerebral blood flow in patients with Alzheimer’s can be reversed in some regions. However, it is unclear if this translates to clinical benefits. (American Heart Association)

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#20/17 Tennessee Lady Vols host Arkansas

 

#20/17 Tennessee Lady Vols (12-5 | 1-4 SEC) vs. Arkansas (13-5 | 2-2 SEC)

Monday, January 21st, 2019 | 6:02pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena | TV: SEC Network

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – No. 20/17 Tennessee (12-5, 1-4 SEC) plays the first of two home “We Back Pat” games, as Arkansas (13-5, 2-2 SEC) comes to Knoxville for a Monday night contest at Thompson-Boling Arena. Tip-off is slated for 6:02pm CT, with the game being carried by the SEC Network and the Lady Vol Radio Network.

The match-up with the Razorbacks on Monday will be the first of four straight contests on The Summitt for the Big Orange. No. 1/1 Notre Dame visits on Thursday at 7:00pm. for the second “We Back Pat” game, followed by LSU on Sunday at 1:00pm for the “Live Pink, Bleed Orange” contest and Florida next Thursday at 7:00pm.

Tennessee Women's Basketball plays the Arkansas Razorbacks Sunday night at Thompson Boling-Area. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball plays the Arkansas Razorbacks Sunday night at Thompson Boling-Area. (UT Athletics)

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Tennessee Governor, First Lady Haslam Partner With Peyton Manning To Raise More Than $550,000 for the Pat Summitt Foundation

 

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Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam on Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 partnered with five-time National Football League MVP Peyton Manning to raise awareness and funds for The Pat Summitt Foundation, financing research, treatment and support for those facing Alzheimer’s disease.

Both a lunch event at Wellspire Nashville and a private, ticketed dinner held Wednesday at the Tennessee Residence together raised more than $550,000 to benefit the fund established by the late head coach of the University of Tennessee Lady Volunteer basketball team, Pat Summitt.

Private event at the Tennessee Residence raises funds to support fight against Alzheimer’s disease. (L to R) Archie Manning, Peyton Manning, Luke Bryan, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam.

Private event at the Tennessee Residence raises funds to support fight against Alzheimer’s disease. (L to R) Archie Manning, Peyton Manning, Luke Bryan, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam.

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