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Female Alzheimer’s researchers unite to push for equality, sex-specific studies
Washington Post

Women arguably have been hit hardest by Alzheimer’s disease: Two-thirds of those with the dementia-causing disease are women, and women serve more often than men as their caregivers.

Yet despite inroads by female researchers, Alzheimer’s study has been dominated by men. That recognition prompted a group of female scientists to form the Alliance of Women Alzheimer’s Researchers (AWARE) to foster collaborative studies, professional networking and more gender-specific research.