There's an Institute for That? Behind a $100 Million Gift to Explore the Neurobiology of Compassion

There's an Institute for That? Behind a $100 Million Gift to Explore the Neurobiology of Compassion

The latest in Denny Sanford’s string of big gifts finds the credit card billionaire underwriting a new institute at University of California San Diego to research empathy and reshape medical training to benefit doctors and patients.

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Riverstyx: A Small Family Foundation That Funds Psychedelic Research and Other Fringe Causes

Riverstyx: A Small Family Foundation That Funds Psychedelic Research and Other Fringe Causes

Psychedelics have reentered the mainstream conversation thanks to Michael Pollan’s “How to Change Your Mind.” But there are still very few foundations that focus in this area. We get the inside story of how one philanthropist came to back psilocybin research and related causes.

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How Are Funders Stepping Up in the Fight Against Still-Untreatable Neurodegenerative Diseases?

How Are Funders Stepping Up in the Fight Against Still-Untreatable Neurodegenerative Diseases?

Neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s afflict millions of people worldwide, with growing human and financial costs. As a new year begins, we look at some of philanthropy’s current efforts to move the needle on research and treatment.

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To Crack the Puzzles of Alzheimer's, a Foundation Takes a Laser Approach

To Crack the Puzzles of Alzheimer's, a Foundation Takes a Laser Approach

As Alzheimer’s disease inflicts an ever-rising toll on aging populations in the U.S. and overseas, the race is on for research breakthroughs. The Rainwater Charitable Foundation recently announced a major new prize focused on a key protein.

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While We Wait For a Cure, These Funders are Helping Millions of Alzheimer's Patients Now

While We Wait For a Cure, These Funders are Helping Millions of Alzheimer's Patients Now

Alzheimer’s has been one of medicine’s toughest challenges, and while researchers soldier on, patients and caregivers are struggling right now. We look at who’s providing grants to improve services for these patients and their caregivers.

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