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Brain stimulation targeting shared networks to improve physical and cognitive functions in older adults

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On-Yee Amy Lo, PhD; Brad Manor, PhD | Marcus Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife, and Harvard Medical School; Michael Esterman, PhD | VA Boston Healthcare System; Giulio Ruffini,…
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Identification and validation of novel cell-free dna methylation-based biomarkers for diagnosis of alzheimer’s disease and frontotemporal dementia and disease progression in blood

Carolina Ochoa Rosales | Universidad Adolfo Ibanez; Hieab H. Adams, PhD; Claudia Duran-Aniotz, PhD; Agustin Ibanez, PhD
Competition Sponsor
: Chile Agencia Nacional de Investigacion y Desarrollo
Awardee Year: 2023 Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD) are prevalent forms of dementia characterized by specific brain region degeneration, causing…
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Non-invasive technologies for cognitive rehabilitation of mild cognitive impairment in older adults

Izaskun  Álvarez -Aguado, PhD | Universidad de Las Américas; Maryam Farhang, PhD; Miguel Roselló-Peñaloza, PhD
Competition Sponsor: Chile Agencia Nacional de Investigacion y Desarrollo
Awardee Year: 2023
This proposal seeks to validate a new multi-method approach that acts on both neural-cognitive and behavioral-cognitive levels for Mild Cognitive Impairment…
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Sound Asleep

Maggie Li, MSE; Nafisa Mostofa, BS; Mihir Patil, BS; Shrey Patel, BS | Carle Illinois College of Medicine
Competition Sponsor: US National Academy of Medicine
Awardee Year: 2023 Insufficient sleep is associated with obesity, hypertension, metabolic syndrome, immune suppression and impaired cognitive functioning. Despite this, approximately one-third of adults report…
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Catch it early: revolutionizing mild cognitive impairment differential diagnosis with cellular sensors for early detection of alzheimer’s disease and neurodegeneration

Ursula Wyneken, PhD| Universidad de los Andes and IMPACT (Center of Interventional Medicine for Precision and Advanced Cellular Therapy, Santiago, Chile); Alejandro Luarte, PhD; Biotechnologist: Pablo Lazcano; Neurologist: Ignacio González, MD; Artificial Intelligence collaborator: Claudio Pérez, PhD; Biostatistics: Valeria Ramírez, MSc
Competition Sponsor
: Chile Agencia Nacional de Investigacion
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Development of prognosis prediction model and disease-modifying therapy by integrating multilevel bioinfomatics and MRI

HATTORI Nobutaka, MD, PhD | Juntendo University School of Medicine; SAIKI Shinji, MD, PhD; SAKO Wataru, MD, PhD
Competition Sponsor: Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development
Awardee Year: 2023 With the aging of society, the number of patients with neurodegenerative diseases, especially Parkinson’s disease (PD), for which aging…

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