By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Biomarkers, genetic information, and neuroimaging tools could be used to detect and enable preventative treatment of neurodegenerative diseases before the onset of clinical symptoms, and the National Institute of Nursing Research plans to use $2.5 million this year to stimulate new research into this potential.

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