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Professor Hardy awarded Dan David Prize for work on the amyloid gene encoding APP

24 February 2014

Professor John Hardy, Head of Molecular Neuroscience at UCL Institute of Neurology, has been awarded the Dan David Prize for his work on the amyloid gene encoding the amyloid precursor protein (APP).

This is a prestigious international prize which annually awards three prizes of US$ 1 million each for achievements having an outstanding scientific, technological, cultural or social impact on our world. Each year fields are chosen within the three Time Dimensions - Past, Present and Future.

Professor Hardy received his award under the Present Time Dimension: Combatting memory loss. he was the first to discover a mutation in the gene coding for the amyloid protein, which plays a key role in neurodegeneration associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

Further information:

Dan David Prize website

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