MOUNT DESERT ISLAND – The Jackson Laboratory is excited to have hosted several Alzheimers experts from across the country.
Thanks to a $25 million grant recently awarded to the lab they are hoping to help take steps closer to finding a cure.
In an effort to do just that the lab held a symposium Monday afternoon, giving scientists a chance to display their research into the disease that affects more than 5 million people in the United States.
Gareth Howell, PH.D., said “It’s exciting to bring in the experts in the field that have been in it much longer than we have. To ask their advice, to make sure that we’re really genuinely going to make a difference, create models people wand to use.”
The lab will receive the $25 million over the next five years.
They will create models, compare lab tests to real life cases and test drugs that can be used to treat Alzheimers.