Waco: More Than $150,000 To Benefit Research At Four Medical Institutions

By: Brittany Semadeni Email
By: Brittany Semadeni Email

WACO (November 14, 2012)--The Ted Nash Long Life Foundation in Waco recently awarded $762,078 to aid in research at four medical institutions.

Ted Nash spent his winters in Waco and accumulated wealth through saving and investing.

Before he died in 2002, Nash received much of his health care from the Mayo Clinic and held a vision to improve the length and quality of life for future generations.

The decision of which projects are funded is decided upon by the foundation’s board of directors which consists of a Waco attorney, Waco physician, Dallas financial advisor and prominent medical researcher from College Station.

$162,078 will be awarded for the research “PAPP-A as a Therapeutic Target in Aging and Age-related Disease,” conducted at the Mayo Foundation in Minnesota.

$200,000 will be awarded for Alzheimer’s disease research at UT in Dallas, study of telomere-induced aging and disease at Baylor in Houston and autologous transplant of RPE derived from inducible pluripotent stem cells in Galveston.

All grants will cover two years of medical research.

The research will be published in medical journals to fulfill Nash’s vision of improving health care for the average American citizen.

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