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About 30 Mayo Clinic scientists are presenting at this week’s Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Chicago, and another roughly two dozen researchers are contributing authors. They’re among more than 5,600 scientists from 65 countries.
All the research has one goal: to help the growing number of patients and their families dealing with this difficult illness. “With the enormous impact of Alzheimer’s disease — on society, on the health care economy — if we can make progress with regard to treatments that may reduce the number of people with the disease, delay the onset, slow the progression of the disease, that would be huge for individuals, families and the health care systems,” says Ronald Petersen, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Mayo Clinic Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and the Mayo Clinic Study of Aging. Read the rest of the article.
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