- Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
- Award Date:
- To support research on Alzheimer's disease.
Good Ventures awarded a grant of $275,000 over two years to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center to complete an analysis of the impact of Herpes Simplex Virus 1 on Alzheimer’s pathology in mice. Preliminary results suggest that during reactivation, HSV1 can spread through facial nerves to the brain. In the context of aging, the repeated entry of the virus into the central nervous system can result in the development of Alzheimer’s plaques and cognitive impairment. The work is led by Professor Nancy Sawtell.