NIH Offers $5M for Biomarker Studies of Alzheimer's Progression in Down Syndrome | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The National Institutes of Health will award up to $5 million next fiscal year to fund one or two research teams that will use a range of biomarker typesto identify the progression of Alzheimer's disease in adults who have Down syndrome.

Adults with Down syndrome are at "extremely high risk" of developing AD, NIH said in a funding announcement on Friday. These projects will seek to characterize the longitudinal trajectory of AD-related genetic, biochemical, imaging, clinical, and cognitive biomarkers in adults with Down syndrome.

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