Alzheimer’s – Hope for Tomorrow

$1 million awarded to five Alzheimer’s research projects at Alberta universities for inaugural Hope for Tomorrow Research Competition Press Release

Dr. Matthew Macauley – University of Alberta
Leveraging the Gain-of-Function Alzheimer’s Protective Role of CD33. Dr. Macauley’s team aims to enhance the brain’s immune cells to fight against build-up of neurodegenerative plaques by finding ways to increase production of a rare but helpful protein, CD33, as a potential to treat or even prevent Alzheimer’s.

Hope for Tomorrow Research Competition

Launched in September of 2022, the Hope for Tomorrow Research Competition supports top neuroscience researchers in high priority areas concerning Alzheimer’s and dementia. This first iteration ran under the theme “Quality of Life”, supporting projects with potential to have a significant impact on the lives of people with Alzheimer’s and dementia in Alberta, and beyond.

The competition will be an annual occurrence with the second application cycle opening on September 21, 2023.

Territorial Acknowledgement

The University of Alberta, its buildings, labs, and research stations are primarily located on the traditional territory of Cree, Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, and Ojibway/Saulteaux/Anishinaabe nations; lands that are now known as part of Treaties 6, 7, and 8 and homeland of the Métis. The University of Alberta respects the sovereignty, lands, histories, languages, knowledge systems, and cultures of First Nations, Métis and Inuit nations.

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