KSDK- The Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at Washington University School of Medicine will lead a six-year, $16 million international research collaboration dedicated to understanding inherited forms of Alzheimer's Disease funded by the National Institute on Aging. The money will create the Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer's Network.
The collaboration will create a network of data from volunteers here in St. Louis - a consortium involving Harvard University, Massachusetts General Hospital and Brown University, Columbia University, Indiana University and UCLA in the U.S., as well as sites in London and Brisbane, Perth and Sydney Australia.
Inherited forms of Alzheimer's Disease is rare, but have provided scientists with many important insights into the more common 'sporadic' forms of the disease. Since people with inherited disease are dispersed geographically, no one site has had the ability to study enough people to see any common traits.
For more information about the research, call the Washington University School of Medicine at (314) 286-2683.