Blood biomarker discovery for the diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease

Grant number: 567018 | Funding period: 2009 - 2012

Completed

Abstract

Alzheimer's disease (AD) currently affects approximately 24 million people world wide, with >200,000 people within Australia currently affected, by 2050 an estimated 730,000+ people will be affected. The discovery of blood based biomarkers for AD will enable earlier diagnosis of AD, allowing early preventative treatments to be given. Thus, reduce the rate of disease progression and the cost of care and, gain significant improvement in the quality of life for the patients and their families.

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