Sunday, January 20

NIH Highlights U.S. Progress Towards Curing Alzheimer's


A new online report from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) highlights recent progress in NIH-supported Alzheimer’s disease research. Watch Director Dr. Richard J. Hodes introduce the 2011-12 Alzheimer’s Disease Progress Report, then browse the report's rich insights.

The Alzheimer’s Disease Progress Report on the intensifying research effort in the United States, is prepared annually by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at NIH.

The latest report is entitled, "2011-2012 Alzheimer’s Disease Progress Report: Intensifying the Research Effort." It 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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