Millions of people around the world suffer from neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and Huntington’s disease. Neurodegenerative diseases primarily affect an older population, and as we continue to live longer, incidences of these are expected to soar. Finding treatments and cures for neurodegenerative diseases is therefore a goal of increasing urgency.
Advancing the development of new drugs for neurodegenerative diseases is the target for scientists brought together at the 7th Annual Drug Discovery for Neurodegeneration Conference, hosted by the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF).
ADDF is a public charity supporting the advancement of drugs to prevent, treat, and cure Alzheimer’s disease, related dementias, and cognitive aging.
On 10-12 February 2013, academic …