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Date:9/20/2013

rovide more insight into the stage of the disease. From there, clinical teams may be able to slow the progression of the disease or treat it, with the hope that patients will be able to maintain their independence for as long as possible."

What's more, current pharmacological treatments for Alzheimer's disease often have serious side effects that can interrupt treatment and negatively affect patient quality of life. The chair's research program will tackle this problem by identifying less toxic therapeutic moleculesmainly plant- and food-derived polyphenolsand harnessing nanoparticles to deliver them to the brain more efficiently, resulting in smaller doses.

"Under the direction of Professor Charles Ramassamy, this new research chair will not only develop innovative strategies for preventing and fighting Alzheimer's disease, it will also bring hope to current and future patients and their families. This generous gift from the Louise and Andr Charron family is a testament to our researchers' expertise and will help advance critical understanding of the disease in order to improve people's health and well-being," explained INRS director general Daniel Coderre.


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Contact: Stephanie Thibault
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