Good News for St. Louis Alzheimer's Disease Research
The National Institutes on Aging has awarded more than $30 million in funding to St. Louis’ own Washington University for Alzheimer’s disease research efforts. Much of the focus goes to two studies researching ways to identify and treat Alzheimer’s disease before symptoms actually begin to appear.
The first grant will help fund ongoing research for the Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer’s Network (DIAN), an international program (based at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis) studying a rare form of Alzheimer’s disease caused by a genetic mutation.
The second grant was awarded to the Healthy Aging and Senile Dementia study, which has been monitoring cognitively healthy older adults who may develop Alzheimer’s disease since 1984.
The added funding helps researchers advance their search for Alzheimer’s disease causes and risk factors; indicators of disease onset and progression; and potential preventative measures. The funding also positions St. Louis as a leader in Alzheimer's research.
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