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French Alzheimer Group Awards $124K for Protein Kinase, SELDI Studies

NEW YORK, Feb. 6 (GenomeWeb News) - The Paris-based Association Internationale pour la Recherche sur la Maladie d'Alzheimer has awarded research grants to two French scientific teams studying Alzheimer's disease, the organization announced today.


Jacques Hugon and Guylène Page of the PoitiersMedicalSchool will receive €80,000 ($95,600) over two years. The team will be studying the role of the protein kinase PKR in the pathogenesis of the disease.


Sylvain Lehmann of the Montpellier Centre National pour la Recherche Scientifique was awarded a one year grant of €24,000 ($28,700). This team will use SELDI-based proteomics technology to reveal new bloodmarkers, said AIRMA.

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