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NIH highlights Alzheimer’s research progress

February 4, 2014


A new online report from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) highlights recent progress in NIH-supported Alzheimer’s disease research.

Prepared annually by NIA, the latest report—2012-2013 Alzheimer’s Disease Progress Report: Seeking the Earliest Interventions—discusses the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease, describes new investments and research priorities, and summarizes research in several areas:

  • biology of Alzheimer’s and the aging brain
  • biomarkers for Alzheimer’s progression
  • genes that may play a role in the disease
  • risk factors for cognitive decline and dementia
  • advances in detecting Alzheimer’s disease
  • translational research to identify and test new drugs
  • potential new therapies to treat, delay, or prevent Alzheimer’s
  • caregiving
  • gender and racial differences in the impact of Alzheimer’s

Other features include a video introduction by NIA Director Dr. Richard Hodes, a primer on Alzheimer’s disease and the brain, tables listing NIA-funded clinical trials, and videos that further explain critical areas of study.

Read the report online: 2012-2013 Alzheimer’s Disease Progress Report: Seeking the Earliest Interventions

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