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Alzheimer's Disease and Stem Cell Research

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Alzheimer's Disease and Stem Cell Research

Alzheimer's Disease and Stem Cell Research

Alzheimer's Disease and Stem Cell Research

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Ronald Reagan's death brought renewed attention to Alzheimer's disease, and a call by Nancy Reagan to increase research on stem cells. How realistic are hopes for a treatment using stem cells? Are conventional drugs still the best hope for treatment? We get an update on Alzheimer's disease and treatment.

Steven DeKosky
*Professor and chairman, Department of Neurology, Director of Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at the University of Pittsburgh

Steven Ferris
*Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman professor, Department of Psychiatry
*Director, Alzheimer's Disease Center, Silberstein Institute for Aging and Dementia at the New York University School of Medicine