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Team Brain Blast

Raised toward our $5,000 Goal
93 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on March 26, at 12:59 AM EDT
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Gemstone Thesis Conference

April 12, 2016
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Update 1: Amazing Progress!!!

February 27, 2015

Hello Everyone!

We are excited to announce that we have raised 100% of our goal in just 3 days! Thank you so much for your generous support. That is more than we could ever have imagined in such a short time, and it is all thanks to you!

We are so appreciative of everyone who has taken the time to learn more about our team, our goals, and has donated to our cause. We look forward to connecting with even more people in these upcoming weeks to work together in fighting Alzheimer’s disease.

We are excited to have finished the first of three phases of our study. We will analyze data then move on to Phase II!

Update 2: $1000 Stretch Goal

March 10, 2015

Hello everyone! We are happy to announce that, due to the overwhelming support from the first half of our campaign, we are setting a stretch goal of $1,000 for a total of $6,000 in donations.

The Alzheimer’s International Conference will take place in Washington D.C. this July. Our success thus far has made us optimistic that funding for this conference can be within our reach. We are setting a stretch goal of $1000 to pay for the registration costs to send as many team members as possible to this prestigious conference. This would be an amazing opportunity for us to learn from and network with the pre-eminent researchers in the field.

So again, we ask you to spread the word and help us get our research out there to others who may be interested in donating to Alzheimer’s research. Thank you so much again for all of your support thus far. Due to your generosity, our undergraduate team may be able to share our research among the best in the field!

End of Campaign -- Thank you!

March 26, 2015

Hello everyone,

As our campaign has come to an end, we would like to express our sincerest gratitude to every one of you for donating to our project. Your kind support has allowed us to reach our goal and has made this a successful campaign for our team. As we move forward to finish collecting data and get started in writing on our thesis, we hope to keep you updated on what your donations have allowed us to accomplish! Again, thank you so much for your generosity and support.


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Chemistry Kit

This gift will go towards the purchase of protective gear such as rubber gloves and lab coats, which are crucial for safely collecting our data in the lab.


Biology 101

This gift will go towards purchase of lab materials such as dry ice, which maintains the temperature of our samples and helps safely store them for analysis.



This gift will go towards member fees for neurobiology conferences, so that our team can share our findings and research with others in the field. Receive a handwritten note from a team member!


Undergraduate Researcher

This gift will help purchase the special syringes we need for our unique intranasal delivery method of treatment straight to the brain. Receive a signed photo of the team!


Graduate Researcher

This gift will go towards the purchase of insulin, a treatment that could possibly help the Alzheimer’s brain, for the next phase of our study. Have your reason for donating posted on our website!


Doctoral Researcher

This gift will go towards the purchase of pioglitazone, the specific diabetes drug that we are delivering straight to the brain (which has never been done before). Be recognized in our future presentations!


Lab Manager

This gift will go towards the purchase of assays and kits, which is how we will measure the progression of the disease in our samples to see if our methods have helped the Alzheimer’s brain. Receive an invitation to our Senior Thesis Conference!


Primary Investigator

You have funded a fifth of our project! In addition to the previous materials, your gift will go towards funding team travel to neurobiology conferences. In addition to the previous items, you will receive a hard copy of our final thesis!

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