- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 4, 2015

ATLANTA (AP) - Emory University’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center is to receive $25 million to fund advanced research into the early detection of the disease.

The money from the Goizueta Foundation is meant to change the way Alzheimer’s disease is detected and treated at the most basic level.

Center director Dr. Allan Levey says the gift will allow his staff to uncover ways to predict Alzheimer’s disease long before signs appear. He says that can help develop new treatments and prevent the disease in the future.

Emory’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center is one of only 13 such comprehensive research centers supported by the National Institutes of Health and the only one in the Southeast.

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