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65% of all Veterans are 55 years old and over and signature wounds such as post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury double the likelihood of early onset of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. To help our Veterans and military personnel, researchers supported by NCIRE – The Veterans Health Research Institute are making new advances in the detection, treatment, and prevention of these potential epidemics that reach well beyond the Veteran population.
 
We are pleased to announce a major award to advance Alzheimer’s disease research. The Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI), led by Dr. Michael Weiner, received funding from the NIH for a critical third phase of the initiative. ADNI, now in its 12th year, is one of the largest public-private partnerships in Alzheimer’s research and the largest observational study in the world. This groundbreaking biomarker study is having a profound impact on our understanding of the events that cause Alzheimer’s, including those that occur early in the course of the disease. Dr. Weiner has been conducting research for over 50 years and has over 750 published articles attributed to his work within and outside of the Alzheimer’s field. Learn more here.

For those who'd wish to participate in ADNI please visit: http://adni.brainhealthregistry.org/join

Learn more about the ADNI project here:
http://www.adni-info.org/Home.html

Learn more about The Brain Health Registry here:
http://www.brainhealthregistry.org/

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March 16, 2017