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A March 14, 2016 NIH.gov News Release highlighted efforts to decode the molecular ties between vascular disease and Alzheimer’s. According to the statement, “Seeking a better understanding of vascular contributions to Alzheimer’s disease, the National Institutes of Health has launched the Molecular Mechanisms of the Vascular Etiology of Alzheimer’s Disease (M²OVE-AD) Consortium, a team-science venture to build a nuanced model of Alzheimer’s disease that more accurately reflects its many causes and pathways.”

A March 14, 2016 Los Angeles Times article reported that “the NFL's top health and safety executive acknowledged Monday for the first time that there is a connection between football-related brain trauma and a degenerative disease that can be diagnosed only after death.” According to the article, “While appearing before a congressional committee, Jeff Miller, the league's senior vice president for health and safety, was asked if there is a link between football and chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, based on the research of neuropathologist Ann McKee.”

A March 9, 2016 KERA News article reported that “UT Southwestern Medical Center is working with several universities on an ambitious project to stop memory loss.” According to a UT Southwestern press release, “UT Southwestern Medical Center has joined a consortium of seven leading universities to develop new technologies to improve memory in people with traumatic brain injury, mild cognitive impairment, epilepsy, and Alzheimer’s disease…Specifically, UT Southwestern is part of a study with the goal of developing an implantable neural monitoring and stimulation system by the end of 2018 that would treat memory loss.”

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CNBC: We can stop dementia with games: Atari founder

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