Science News 2012 (English)

University Ventures Take On Incurable Diseases

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Running Time : 5minutes

Publication Year(JFY) : 2012


Every day medical technology makes progress, but there are still some diseases for which there is no effective cure. These include Alzheimer's disease, which is predicted to make up 60% of world-wide dementia cases by 2050, and various types of intractable cancers like invasive cancer and multicentric cancer. This report introduces some university-based venture companies that are attempting to devise drugs and methods to treat these intractable diseases.