On Monday, Bill Gates, Microsoft cofounder is joining the war of Alzheimer's disease and announced to personally invest $100 million in fund research to develop more treatments for the disease, as Gates said a type of dementia has struck his own family member. Today more people survive cancer than die from it and with sufficient investment in dementia research we know the same tremendous progress will be possible for people and families affected by dementia too.
"[Dementia] is a huge problem, a growing problem, and the scale of the tragedy - even for the people who stay alive - is very high", Mr. Gates told Reuters. Current medications can only ease some of the symptoms, at best.
Speaking to Reuters, Gates said he wanted to help combat the rapidly rising numbers of Alzheimer's sufferers.
Year Old Beats Face ID on Mom's iPhone X
Face ID uses artificial intelligence to distinguish real faces from images, videos or masks, but it "learns" a face over time. However, recently a Vietnamese security firm said that it successfully managed to thwart the Face ID using a mask.
He said, "It'll take probably 10 years before new theories are tried enough times to give them a high chance of success".
Years have been spent in trying to find treatments for Alzheimer's, but so far, there have been no effective therapies to halt the progression of the disease.
"I know how bad it is to watch people you love struggle as the disease robs them of their mental capacity".
The investment is not part of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, but he did note that when the first Alzheimer's treatments emerge, the foundation could get involved in expanding access to these treatments in poorer countries.
According to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, 33,000 people in Nebraska have Alzheimer's or a related dementia disease.
Alongside the $50 million investment in DDF and the additional $50 million planned for start-ups, Gates said he would like to award a grant to build a global dementia data platform. He explained that all the individual data compiled by a pharmaceutical company or research lab should be available in a common form, so that groups of researchers can look for patterns and identify new pathways for treatment.
Week 11 preview: Booking trips to championship weekend
The Fighting Irish is undefeated since a Week Two loss to Georgia but can't afford a letdown this week at Miami. But the Buckeyes of last year had more quality wins than seemingly Miami or Alabama would compile this year.
Taylor Swift performs at DIRECTV NOW Super Saturday Night Concert at Club Nomadic on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 in Houston, Texas. There are no details on the cost of the tickets, but fans can register online to purchase them in advance.
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Sierra Nevada's six-mission contract calls for Dream Chaser to start delivering cargo to the space station in 2019. The Dream Chaser is an autonomous, self-flying spacecraft, and this iteration will not carry any people.
Brendon Hartley made his F1 debut in Texas and is now set to also compete in Mexico, Brazil and Abu Dhabi. In fact, more such incidents happened around the same time as Hamilton's team members were being robbed.
Azar, who now works for a consulting firm, worked as the HHS general counsel from 2001 to 2005 in the George W. Early enrollment in Obamacare plans earlier this month was also up considerably compared to a year ago .
The other two slots will be filled Saturday with north African countries Tunisia and Morocco needing draws to qualify. The Hammers striker calmly put Mane's assist into the back of the net in the 12th minute.
The conjunction will be slightly more hard to watch in the United States, because sunrise comes earlier than in Britain. No matter where you are, experts recommend travelling to a rural location away from any light pollution.
Apparently, it is considering raising its bid, but also wants to submit its own selection of directors for Qualcomm's board. The board has not made any official statements, but has allegedly met on Sunday to discuss the offer.
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Trump Asked Xi's Help in Case of Detained US Basketball Players
The source told ESPN there is surveillance footage of the players shoplifting from three stores inside a high-end retail center. The president's chief of staff John Kelly has also been in contact with the players' families as well as the team's coach.
Missouri attorney general investigating Google
He says most people don't realize that Google builds individual user profiles of those who use the company's services. Google agreed to change some business practices the FTC said were stifling competition in certain markets.
Hate Crimes in US Increased by Five Percent in 2016
There were 6,121 reported hate crimes in the United States in 2016, according to new Federal Bureau of Investigation statistics . The number of participating agencies also varies from year to year, so simple year-by-year comparisons are cautioned against.
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Are Coming To Injustice 2
Leo, Michelangelo, Raphael and Donatello will be suiting up (shelling up?) to fight the likes of Superman, Batman and more. Atom is set to launch this December 12, with the Enchantress set for release in January, and the Ninja crew in February.
Israel shoots down drone over Golan Heights
Of course, the reason is clear, which is that the Syrian regime does not have enough military capabilities due to its losses. Syria says the raids aim to boost the Takfiri militant groups fighting against the Syrian government forces.
Chicago to host 2020 NBA All-Star Game
Cleveland had previously been vying to host the league's next available All-Star Game, targeting the 2020 and 2021 exhibitions. The NBA will be announcing Chicago as the host of the 2020 NBA All-Star game , according to a report by ESPN.