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Latest NIH Alzheimer’s research progress report available

January 14, 2013


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

Prepared annually by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at NIH, the latest report -- 2011-2012 Alzheimer’s Disease Progress Report: Intensifying the Research Effort -- describes new investments and summarizes research in several areas:

  • prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease
  • biology of Alzheimer’s and the aging brain
  • genes that may play a role in the disease
  • risk factors for cognitive decline and dementia
  • neuroimaging and biomarkers that detect and track the 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 primer on Alzheimer’s disease and the brain, tables listing NIA-funded clinical trials, and videos that further explain critical areas of study.

Read online or download the free report: 2011-2012 Alzheimer’s Disease Progress Report: Intensifying the Research Effort

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