Quilters Finance Alzheimer’s Discovery!

December 13, 2010 at 12:41 am 6 comments

With $30,000 from the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative researchers at the University of Michigan were able to create new molecular tools that show promise for cleansing the brain of amyloid plaques, implicated in Alzheimer’s disease!  The plaques — a hallmark of  the disease —are thought to contribute to cell death, leading to devastating  memory loss and cognitive decline.

Learn how quilters are stitching towards a cure. Read the AAQIUpdate blog!

Entry filed under: AAQI News.

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  • 1. niki  |  December 13, 2010 at 8:03 am

    How exciting……….pretty cool that we are a part of helping this research happen. thanks for the heads up :)

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  • 2. ellen  |  December 13, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    Congratulations! Your initiative made this happen. What a tribute to your mom. YES, we can make this happen.

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  • 3. Peg Howard  |  December 13, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    This is wonderful….and we WILL be a part of finding and funding a cure…
    Mom_ would be so proud of all of this>>>>
    :)

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  • 4. Sue Flasche  |  December 13, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    How proud your mother is of you! And how proud all of us are to be part of your grand plan!

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  • 5. quiltdivajulie  |  December 14, 2010 at 9:18 am

    YES YES YES … gotta go thread another needle or two …

    Our moms would be so proud ~ hugs to you!!!!!!!

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  • 6. Kim  |  December 17, 2010 at 8:24 am

    Such exciting news!!! I hope to get some quilts for the cause made after the first of the year. My father has Alzheimer’s and I would like to be a part of the initiative.
    Ami…your mom must be smiling from up above!

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