At the National Institutes of Health’s Summit a collaboration of professional, government, and academic organizations came together to inform recommendations for the pursuit of Alzheimer’s disease therapy. The recommendations goal is to guide a multidisciplinary approach to research to allow different fields to coordinate efforts and skills sets in order to accelerate and mobilize research. A key theme is to address the underlying processes of the disease through the therapy and to address symptoms. Dr. Richard Hodes, Director of NIA, emphasizes the impact of these recommendations “We must continue to foster creative approaches that leverage emerging scientific and technological advances, establish robust translational infrastructure for rapid and broad sharing of data and research tools, and work with funding partners and other stakeholders to cultivate and sustain an open science research ecosystem.” With communal effort towards a cure, treatment, and therapies prospects of success are in the horizon.
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health; May 25, 2018; https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/nih-summit-delivers-recommendations-accelerate-therapy-development-alzheimers-disease
DATE RETRIEVED: May 25, 2018