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How Is Alzheimer’s Research Benefitting From The X Prize?

http://media.soundmedicine.org/segments/081813_1.mp3

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.