Monday, December 13, 2010

Alzheimer's Breakthrough thanks to quilters!

Ami Simms has announced that one of the studies funded by the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative has yielded positive results!

According to Ami, "Scientists that we financed basically created a molecule that is able to break up the plaques in the brain that may be responsible for cell death in Alzheimer's. In smaller pieces, it may be possible for them to be removed. Much more work needs to be done, but this is certainly promising."

Go to the AAQI Update blog for more information. Here's the blog address:

I am so proud to have been a small part of this. I had a quilt in their travelling exhibit that was called "Alzheimer's: Forgetting Piece by Piece," which wound up its run recently at the Sherbourne Museum in Sherbourne, Vermont.

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