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George Mason University professor receives $2.6 million NIH grant to study Alzheimer's disease
Date:9/25/2007

ort and funding," Parasuraman says, "we are confident that during the next five years we will see revealing patterns that will lead to earlier detection and ultimately the prevention of Alzheimer's disease."

Approximately 360,000 new cases of Alzheimer's are reported each year. Parasuraman says that if interventions were created to delay the onset of Alzheimer's by just two years, there would be nearly two million fewer cases than projected by 2050.

Parasuraman was recently appointed chair of the NeuroImaging Core of the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study, which oversees MRI usage policy and procedures. In 2004, he received the Franklin V. Taylor Award for Lifetime Achievement in Applied Experimental and Engineering Psychology by the American Psychology Association.


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