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IU Scientists Awarded $9 Million To Research Alzheimer's Disease

Last updated on Thursday, November 3, 2011

(INDIANAPOLIS) - Indiana University scientists have been awarded a $9 million federal grant to continue their efforts to unlock the mysteries of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

The grant from National Institutes of Health funding is the fifth and largest awarded to date to IU's Indiana Alzheimer Disease Center.

Scientists at the IU School of Medicine center have been researching the causes and potential treatments for Alzheimer disease and other dementias since 1991, when the center was named an NIH-designated and -funded Alzheimer's disease center.

As one of 29 such centers in the U.S., its tackles a broad range of dementia-related issues. Its areas of expertise include hereditary Alzheimer's disease, the symptoms of which frequently appear at much younger ages than forms of the disease that affect elderly people.

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