Alzheimer's Disease: Defusing The Bomb By 2025
The number of drug candidates in development for Alzheimer's is at its highest-ever level and despite the lack of success to date, biopharma companies continue to believe the potential rewards are worth the risk. As R&D in the field accelerates, therapies that treat not only symptoms of the disease but also slow its progression are expected to arrive sooner rather than later.
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