NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Initiative at the New York Academy of Sciences and the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation and their corporate partners have awarded a $140,000 grant to fund researchers at Australia's Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health to validate a protein biomarker test for detecting Alzheimer's disease, NYAS said today.

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