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Alliance in the News, Science in the SpotlightAlzheimerâ€™s Biomarkers are Ready for Research
March 7, 2012
Related topics: Aging Research Alzheimer's Disease Brain Health Drug Development Drug Safety Health Medical Innovation Policy ResearchIn a March 1st interview, Dr. John Morris, co-chair of the Alzheimer's Disease Biomarker Expert Working Group (convened by the Alliance for Aging Research), explains what biomarkers are and how they will help research in the field of Alzheimer's disease and related dementia.
John C. Morris is the Harvey A. and Dorismae Hacker Friedman Distinguished Professor of Neurology, Professor of Pathology and Immunology, Professor of Physical Therapy, and Professor of Occupational Therapy at Washington University. He also is the Director and Principal Investigator of the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center.
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Press ReleaseUse Biomarkers in Alzheimer's Disease Clinical Trials
January 4, 2012
Related topics: Access to Breakthroughs   Aging Research Alzheimer's Disease Brain Health Drug Development Health Medical Innovation Policy ResearchUse Biomarkers in Alzheimer's Disease Clinical Trials, Says Expert Group
Feature ArticleSearching for Answers & Hope Learning About a Disease that Steals Memories
Summer 2010 | Alliance for Aging Research
Related topics: Alzheimer's Disease Brain Health Caregiving HealthFirst they told her she had Alzheimerâ€™s disease. Next they suggested that the medications they had prescribed to control her anxiety and depression were the cause. Then they told her it was Parkinsonâ€™s. It was years before doctors finally figured out what was making Susan Grantâ€™s mind slip away.