The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy has been awarded a five-year, $2.65-million grant to further research treatment and cures for Alzheimer’s Disease. The grant is from the National Institute of Aging, which is a division of the National Institutes of Health.
Dr. Ken Witt is the principal investigator and associate professor in the School of Pharmacy. He tells The Big Z the SIUE research team will use the funding to develop a drug for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. Initial investigations by the research team began more than ten years ago.
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Witt notes the program has reached a critical point as it begins a period of developing, testing and retesting various drug candidates in a series of early stage models.