Saturday, August 9, 2008

Still no cure for Alzheimer's

August 7, 2008 - 9:54AM
Joy Slagowski
Daily News-Sun
Clinical trial results and presentations were the highlights of the Alzheimer's Association International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease last week in Chicago.
About eight key researchers with the Sun Health Research Institute in Sun City joined approximately 5,000 other scientists at the annual convention.
Dr. Joe Rogers, president and senior scientist at SHRI, said he contributed to a presentation with members of the Arizona Alzheimer's Consortium, and also was there to learn about other important clinical trial results.
"We presented new results from the Arizona investigators concerning the genetic risk factor for developing Alzheimer's disease," Rogers said. "From this we may be able to determine some day who will get Alzheimer's and who will not."
Rogers said the two clinical trial presentations produced mixed results.
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