NIH highlights Alzheimer’s research progress
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
- 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