Veterans Education and Research Association of Northern New England — Alzheimer's Research

Organization:
Veterans Education and Research Association of Northern New England
Award Date:
10/2019
Amount:
$229,225
Purpose:
To investigate the association between herpes virus infections and risk of developing dementia, as well as the effects of anti-herpetic medications on this risk.

Good Ventures awarded a grant of $229,225 to the Veterans Education and Research Association of Northern New England for research to investigate the association between herpes virus infections and risk of developing dementia, as well as the effects of anti-herpetic medications on this risk. The work is led by Yinong Young-Xu, ScD, MA, MS, Chief Methodologist for the Clinical Epidemiology Program at the White River Junction Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Good Ventures, with support from Open Philanthropy, has been investigating how best to fund scientific research that might help reduce the future burden of Alzheimer's disease.

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