Current Alzheimer's Research: The Latest Trends
This is a busy time for Alzheimer’s disease research, with over 50,000 research study volunteers needed in the United States alone. A research study is a scientific way to find new approaches to health care. Many types of research studies exist. They may go under different names like clinical study, clinical research, or clinical trial, among others. At Eli Lilly and Company many of our research studies focus on finding out if potential new drugs or therapies are safe and effective.
The latest Alzheimer’s disease research focuses on the disease process itself and targets one or more of the many changes to the brain caused by Alzheimer’s disease. The goal of this current research is to one day slow or stop the disease’s development.
In recent years, researchers have discovered that it is possible that changes in the brain happen 10 to 20 years before the disease’s symptoms appear. By looking for these early brain changes, researchers may be able to better understand Alzheimer’s disease.