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Immune cells control waste clearance in the brain
NIA-funded researchers identified a type of immune cell that helps clear waste products in the brain.
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Vision impairment is associated with as many as 100,000 U.S. dementia cases
NIA funded research suggests that existing treatments for vision problems including eye exams, glasses prescriptions, and cataract surgery may potentially have prevented about 100,000 cases of dementia in the U.S.
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NIH releases 2022 dementia research progress report
The report features science advances and related efforts made between March 2021 and early 2022 in areas including drug development, lifestyle interventions, biomarker research, and more.