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In 20 years’ time, 500,000 people in the Netherlands are expected to be affected by Alzheimer’s disease, which is still incurable. It is crucial to focus on research aimed at fathoming Alzheimer’s. Support TU Delft researchers in their leading role to unravle Alzheimer's disease!  Professor Marcel Reinders’ research group at the Faculty of EEMCS is working closely with the Alzheimercentrum Amsterdam, Amsterdam UMC to get a grip on the disease. The emphasis in Amsterdam is on the biology, patient-related issues and data collection. The data is analysed in collaboration with TU Delft. This combined effort is designed to lead to a future breakthrough in the treatment of Alzheimer’s. In order to discover what exactly is going wrong in the brain of an Alzheimer’s sufferer, researchers compare the DNA and protein data of Alzheimer’s patients to those of people who do not have the disease. Their joint approach is unique as it focuses on people who at a very old age appear to escape Alzheimer's: centenarians without dementia.  Much work remains to be done! Reinders: “We are making sound progress, but we need to accelerate our work. Additional computers, people and particularly the use of the latest data analysis techniques will put us in the position to achieve a great deal more, and faster. But none of this comes for free. While Alzheimer’s is affecting an increasing number of people, there is still relatively little funding available for research. If we really want to do something about this disease, that needs to change!” Donate now and help accelerate our Alzheimer’s research. Your support will help enable Marcel and his team to work using the latest data analysis techniques.
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