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Development of a Risk-estimation System for Alzheimer’s Disease Using Blood-based Biomarkers

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Akinori Nakamura, Ph.D., M.D. | National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology; Naoki Kaneko, Ph.D., M.D. | Shimadzu Corporation; Kenji Ishii, Ph.D., M.D. | Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology
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Evolving the Existing CSF Biomarkers for Alzheimer’s Disease into Blood Samples and Brain-derived Blood Exosomes, and Practical Application of the Newly Developed Multi-item Blood-Based Biomarkers for the Diagnostic System of Alzheimer’s Disease

Takahiko Tokuda, Ph.D., M.D. | National Institute of Radiological Sciences, National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology; Harutsugu Tatebe, Ph.D. | National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology
Competition Sponsor: Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development
Awardee Year: 2020 Many studies have established the…
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Extending Healthy Lifespan by Manipulating Cell Competition

Tatsushi Igaki, Ph.D. | Kyoto University
Competition Sponsor: Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development
Awardee Year: 2020 This study aims to establish the methodology for extending healthy lifespan and keeping youthfulness by manipulating the phenomenon called ‘cell competition’. Cell competition is a form of cell-cell interaction whereby normal ‘healthy’…

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