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Meeting report

Diverse therapeutic targets and biomarkers for Alzheimer's disease and related dementias: report on the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation 2012 International Conference on Alzheimer's Drug Discovery

Rachel F Lane*, Penny A Dacks, Diana W Shineman and Howard M Fillit

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Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation, 57 W57th Street, Suite 904, New York, NY 10019, USA

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Alzheimer's Research & Therapy 2013, 5:5  doi:10.1186/alzrt159

Published: 4 February 2013

Abstract

The Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation's 13th International Conference on Alzheimer's Drug Discovery was held on 10-11 September 2012 in Jersey City, NJ, USA. This meeting report provides an overview of Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation-funded programs, ranging from novel biomarkers to accelerate clinical development to drug-discovery programs with a focus on targets related to neuroprotection, mitochondrial function, apolipoprotein E and vascular biology.