Drug companies join NIH in study of Alzheimer's and other diseases
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February 5, 2014
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Drug companies join NIH in study of Alzheimer's and other diseases
Under a five-year collaboration, 10 drug companies and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have agreed to share scientists, tissue and blood samples, and data. The Accelerating Medicines Project (AMP) aims to decipher the biology behind Alzheimer's disease, Type 2 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, and to identify targets for new drugs. The Alzheimer’s Association is involved in AMP as a steering committee member.

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African-Americans are at a higher risk for Alzheimer’s
February is Black History Month. African-Americans are two times more likely to develop late-onset Alzheimer's disease than whites and less likely to receive an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, which results in less time for treatment and planning. Visit our African-Americans and Alzheimer’s portal for information on warning signs, research and care, as well as stories of African-Americans who’ve furthered efforts in the fight against Alzheimer’s.
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