Show: August 18, 2013:
- How is Alzheimer’s research benefitting from the X Prize?
- Does aging affect sleeping?
- What role do nurses play in patient independence?
- Does anesthesia cause dementia in elderly patients?
- How can we help the elderly make ethical medical decisions?
- Can meditation help with loneliness?
- Should you go to the ER or not?
- View all topics for the week
How is Alzheimer’s research benefitting from the X Prize?
Interview: Eric C. Leuthardt, M.D., associate professor of neurological surgery and biomedical engineering, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis.
The X Prize Foundation is known for financing a multi-million dollar privately built, manned spacecraft that was launched into space twice in two weeks. The X Prize Foundation is currently fundraising to award a $50 million dollar grant to a team of researchers dedicated to finding a cure for Alzheimer’s. Each year the foundation hosts a visioneering conference where professionals from all fields come together to determine the topic for a new X Prize. Eric C. Leuthardt, M.D., and co-director of the team that proposed the Alzheimer’s XPrize joins Host Barbara Lewis to talk about this approach to finding a cure for Alzheimer’s. The goal of this X Prize is to find a cure for Alzheimer’s through innovative research and techniques.