If the new studies succeed, a medicine that slows or even stops progression of the brain-destroying disease might be ready in three to five years, said Dr. William H. Thies, chief medical officer of the
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"The number of smart people working on this problem means to me we'll begin to manage it better in the very near future," Dr. Thies said. "It may be as short as three years away."
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