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Alzheimer’s Research: Where We’ve Failed and What’s To Come

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Alzheimer’s disease is a rapidly growing public health crisis. Today an estimated 5.4 million Americans live with the disease and, barring the development of medical breakthroughs to prevent, stop or slow Alzheimer’s disease by 2050, the number of people age 65 and older with Alzheimer’s disease may reach as high as 16 million people. What’s more, at a cost of $236 billion a year, Alzheimer’s is the most expensive disease in the nation with an Read More >

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Biotech Researchers Eye Alzheimer’s Breakthroughs
Years after President Reagan’s Courageous “Sunset”

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Like most Americans, I have enormous admiration for President Ronald Reagan. The world witnessed his courage and conviction when he confronted communism at the Brandenburg Gate. I also admire the 40th President for the bravery he showed after leaving office when he publicly shared his Alzheimer’s diagnosis. In so doing, he transformed the global Alzheimer’s conversation from a whisper to a roar. One of our greatest leaders helped tear down walls and tear down the Read More >

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ICYMI: Potential New Drug for Alzheimer’s Shows Promise in Early Trial

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Last week, the Washington Post published an article titled Alzheimer’s Drug Trial Sparks Optimism which highlighted new findings from a paper published in Nature. They shared exciting news of positive early trial results for a potential new Alzheimer’s treatment. “Overall this is the best news that we’ve had in my 25 years doing Alzheimer’s clinical research and it brings new hope for patients and families most affected by the disease,” said one of the study’s Read More >

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8 Reasons New Medicines are Needed for Alzheimer’s

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Last week, the Alzheimer’s Association released an infographic with eight mythbusting facts to help dispel common misconceptions about the disease when it comes to prevention, financial impact, symptoms, and other areas. As the infographic confirms, there is no cure for this irreversible neurological disease, and only half of people living with Alzheimer’s (the 6th leading cause of death in the US) have actually been diagnosed. PhRMA’s report on Medicines in Development for Alzheimer’s Disease notes Read More >

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Mito What???

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Mitochondrial Disease: The Most Common Disease You’ve Probably Never Heard of… About 20 years ago, mitochondrial disease was virtually unheard of.  Just 10 years ago, it was considered rare. Today, according to NORD, a disease is considered rare when less than 200,000 people are affected.  Mitochondrial disease is not a single disease, but rather an entire umbrella of rare diseases.  For example, Alpers disease and Barth syndrome are very different and rare forms of mitochondrial Read More >

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