Dr. Pedro Rosa Neto receives $1.5 M in funding to pursue research on Alzheimer’s Disease

February 9, 2024

We are pleased to share that Dr. Pedro Rosa Neto, along with study co-lead Dr. Yasser Iturria-Medina, from The Neuro, has received $1.5M from the Weston Family Foundation to pursue an ongoing study on the progression of neuroinflammation and Tau aggregates in Alzheimer’s disease.

This work is the continuation of a previous study, also supported by the Weston Family Foundation, which found that inflammatory responses suspected to accelerate brain damage in AD play a crucial role in the spreading of Tau pathology across brain regions, leading to cognitive decline. (Read some of their key findings, published here Nature Medicine 2023 and JAMA Neurology 2023).

This new study focuses on longitudinal follow-up studies of individuals who participated in the initial work, particularly exploring clinical, imaging, and fluid biomarker data. This work will provide important insight for future therapeutic interventions to mitigate the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

Congratulations Dr. Rosa Neto!

Read the original article at McGill’s e-Health News