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    Minnesota Researchers Look Alzheimer's in the Eye: BTN LiveBIG

    If there was a way to catch Alzheimer's earlier, to see its onset in the most nascent of stages, medical researchers postulate that would allow patients to access novel treatments earlier than ever before. At the University of Minnesota's Center for Drug Design (CDD), researchers are working towards that goal. First, however, the must surmount the problem of early detection. Read the article by John Tolley (and watch the video): Here

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    Photo by Brady Willette

    Eye Spy

    Finding a viable treatment for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) continues to frustrate researchers around the world. The University of Minnesota Center for Drug Design’s Robert Vince, PhD, and Swati More, PhD, aren’t exempt.
    Vince, More, and their colleagues are developing a drug to treat early AD, but they wanted a faster way to test whether their compound was working. So they created a cost-effective, noninvasive eye-scanning technology to do the job, and their breakthrough is commanding international attention. Read the full story by Barbara Knox: Click Here

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    Prof Steve Patterson Receives NIH Grant To Develop Cyanide Antidote Autoinjector

    The University of Minnesota Twin Cities and Windgap Medical have received a $3.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop a new device to quickly administer a recently developed antidote for cyanide poisoning. Read More

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    NBC/KARE11 News: How an eye scan could catch Alzheimer's early

    Watch the video by Heidi Wigdahl: Click Here

Message from the Director

Robert Vince

Robert Vince, PhD

The Center for Drug Design (CDD) was created to combine research and scholarship leading to the development of novel drugs for therapeutic applications, such as HIV, cancer, neurological diseases, dermatological agents, infectious diseases, novel processes, and medical devices. The Center for Drug Design combines the best of academic tradition along with an expectation of innovation and independence, and provides significant value  for our academic and research community.

Detecting Alzheimer's with an Eye Exam: Video

Detecting Alzheimer's with an Eye Exam