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Mayo Clinic Researchers Get $7.5 Million Grant For Alzheimer's Study

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Researchers at Jacksonville’s Mayo Clinic will lead a group that has received a major grant to study new ways to treat and possibly prevent Alzheimer’s disease.

The clinic will work with the University of Florida and the Institute for Systems Biology in Seattle with $7.5 million from the National Institutes of Health.

As Mayo neurologist and neuroscientist Dr. Nilufer Ertekin-Taner explains in a video from the Mayo Clinic News Network, the team wants to understand the role that innate immunity — the body’s defense system — plays in Alzheimer’s disease.

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Karen found her home in public broadcasting after working for several years as a commercial television reporter. She joinedWJCTin 2005 as the host of 89.9 FM’s Morning Edition and has held many different roles at the station in both radio and television. She has written and produced documentaries includingBeluthahatchee: The Legacy of Stetson Kennedy and Jacksonville Beach: Against the Tide and directed the oral history project, Voices of the First Coast.