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Dr Laura Vella wins Alzheimer's Australia research grant

Dr Laura Vella has been awarded the John Shutes Project Grant in the latest round of Alzheimer's Australia Dementia Grants Program.

The award, valued at $50,000, will allow Laura to investigate 'exosomes' - tiny membrane spheres containing different protein messengers that cells use to talk with one another.

Exosomes however may also spread disease-causing proteins around the brain, an hypothesis that Laura will test in Alzheimer's disease.

Congratulations Laura and we look forward to hearing about your progress!