Stanford School of Medicine Partners With Chan Zuckerberg Initiative To Fight Alzheimer’s
The initiative, which is the charity project the couple launched with the birth of their daughter, will fund five-year and three-year grants to scientists studying neurodegenerative diseases.
The Mercury News:
Zuckerberg Plans Stanford Award To Fight Alzheimer's Disease
The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative will be funding five-year and three-year grants to scientists, including one that will support early-career investigators willing to pursue bold, innovative ideas to fight the diseases, Stanford Medicine announced Tuesday. (Lee, 2/22)
In other public health news —
New Eyeglasses With Tiny Fitness Tracker Make Debut
Rancho Cordova-based VSP Global embedded a tiny new fitness tracker into the temple of a new line of eyeglasses known as Level smart glasses, and the company is launching sales in the Sacramento region. The devices keep track of information such as the number of steps taken, calories burned, distance traveled, and it transmits all the data via Bluetooth technology to a mobile app on smartphones. (Anderson, 2/22)