A prominent couple (Rodger and Paula Riney) have made a $15 million gift to Washington University of Medicine, St. Louis. The aim of the money is to accelerate research and development for Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.  Rodger Rines sold his brokerage to TD Ameritrade. The university will apply the funds to R&D involving new treatments for two major neurodegenerative diseases including 1) Alzheimer’s disease and 2) Parkinson’s disease.

Source: Medicine WUSTL

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