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Latest Alzheimer’s Research Progress Report Released

January 17, 2012


2010 Alzheimer’s Disease Progress Report: A Deeper Understanding, the latest annual Alzheimer’s research report from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) , is now available online. Prepared by the National Institute on Aging, which leads the NIH effort conducting and supporting research on age-related cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease, the report highlights important developments and directions in NIH-funded research, including: risk for developing Alzheimer’s; genes that play a role in the disease; neuroimaging and biomarkers that detect and track the disease; research into new treatments; lifestyle factors that may worsen or protect against the disease; and help for caregivers. Special features include animation showing the progression of Alzheimer’s in the brain and video interviews highlighting new insights into the disease.

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