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  • Alzheimer's Disease: Prospects for a Cure

    Alzheimer's Disease is a growing health and economic concern worldwide, prompting innovative efforts to better understand the disease and translate that understanding into effective interventions.

    The search for a treatment for Alzheimer's Disease becomes increasingly urgent as global populations grow and age. In the United States alone, 16 million people are projected to suffer from AD by 2050. In this podcast, leading experts from different sections of the R&D pipeline discuss cutting-edge approaches to developing a cure.

    This podcast is generously supported by the Dana Foundation and brings you excerpted coverage from a recent event organized by the Academy in partnership with the Society for Neuroscience, the Dana Foundation, the NYC Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, and the organizers of NYC Brain Awareness Week. Visit the Academy's Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Initiative for more info. 

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