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Alzheimer's Disease Research Needs Volunteers
Myriam
Posted: Thursday, June 7, 2012 5:01 PM
Joined: 12/6/2011
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From Alzheimer's Daily News:

(Source: Huffington Post) - Facebook's foray into facilitating organ donation has added hundreds of thousands of Americans to organ-donation registries. If we could get those same people and their friends and families to participate in a potentially disease-curing clinical trial, it would provide a much-needed boost to scientists around the world.


For diseases like Alzheimer's, one of the biggest battles is not in discovering a new treatment or prevention strategy, but finding volunteers for studies to allow research to progress at the pace needed to develop more effective treatments.

 

Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI) is the largest research study on AD in the U.S. The organization is seeking people from normal to those who have full-blown Alzheimer's. Currently the study includes scientists at 55 research centers in the U.S. and Canada, and involves over 1,000 study participants.

 

With better knowledge of the earliest stages of the disease, scientists may be able to test potential therapies sooner, when they have the greatest promise for slowing down progression of this devastating disease.

 

To learn more, go to http://www.adni-info.org or call (800) 432-4380.

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