How Soon Is Soon Enough To Learn You Have Alzheimer’s?

Researchers are making progress on measuring signs of Alzheimer’s in blood that might lead to an inexpensive, noninvasive and early diagnosis tool.

Jose Belardo of Lansing, Kan., spent most of his career in the U.S. Public Health Service. He worked on the front lines of disasters in such places as Haiti, Colombia, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic.

Wyden Urges Funding for Alzheimer’s Research

This country spends less than $600 million a year on Alzheimer’s disease and dementia research.

Senator Ron Wyden has joined his colleagues, urging the Senate Appropriations Committee to beef up research funding for Alzheimer’s disease.

Currently the NIH spends about $585 million on Alzheimer’s disease and dementia research, compared to $450 million in fiscal year 2011.

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