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A Big Alzheimer's Drug Study Is Proceeding Cautiously, Despite The Pandemic

Researchers launched a major study of an experimental Alzheimer's drug this summer. They also learned a lot about how to protect participants who must make frequent visits to a medical center.
Recruiting patients for medical studies has been challenging during the pandemic, especially older people who are more vulnerable to COVID-19. Source: Dra_Schwartz

Medical research was an early casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic.

After cases began emerging worldwide, thousands of clinical trials unrelated to COVID-19 were paused or canceled amid fears that participants would be infected. But now, some researchers are finding ways to carry on in spite of the coronavirus.

"It's been a struggle of course," says , who directs the Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders at the University of California, Irvine. "But I think there's an imperative for us

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