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AstraZeneca and Mental Health Research Institute in Australia Announce Collaboration to Improve Early Detection of Alzheimer's Disease
Date:7/16/2009

ddition to searching for new medicines, we urgently need to find new ways to identify those at risk of developing Alzheimer's disease before they begin to experience symptoms. In addition to developing a novel approach to diagnosing cognitive decline, we hope that our collaboration with the world-class researchers at The Mental Health Research Institute will provide insights that aid our search for new treatments and ways to prevent disease progression."

About AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca is a major international healthcare business engaged in the research, development, manufacturing and marketing of meaningful prescription medicines and supplier for healthcare services. AstraZeneca is one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies with healthcare sales of US$ 31.6 billion and is a leader in gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, neuroscience, respiratory, oncology and infectious disease medicines. For more information about AstraZeneca, please visit: http://www.astrazeneca.com/

About AIBL

The Australian Imaging, Biomarker & Lifestyle Flagship Study of Ageing (AIBL) aims to improve understanding of the causes and diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease, and help develop preventative strategies. The study, consisting of a patient cohort of 1112 participants, will help researchers develop and confirm a set of diagnostic markers biomarkers and psychometrics that can be used to objectively monitor disease progression and to develop hypotheses about diet and lifestyle factors that might delay the onset of this disease. For more information, please visit: www.aibl.csiro.au

About MHRI

The Mental Health Research Institute (MHRI) located in Melbourne is Australia's
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