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Alzheimer’s Disease

A healthcare crisis

Joshua Grill, PhD, Director, Katherine and Benjamin Kagan Alzheimer’s Disease Treatment Development Program, UCLA, Alzheimer’s Disease, which is currently a worldwide healthcare crisis and it is expected to affect 15 million people worldwide by 2010.



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