April 23, 2002, 10:43 PM EDT
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) _ A research center devoted to diseases of the central nervous system will be established at the Albany Medical Center, officials announced Tuesday.
Physicians and scientists from the GE Global Research Center and the medical center will collaborate at the Advanced Neuro-Imaging Research Center. The goal is to improve the diagnosis and treatment of patients suffering from disorders including Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's disease and Multiple Sclerosis.
"By combining the expertise of world-class scientists at GE with the clinical and scientific expertise of academic physicians at the medical center, we plan to accelerate the development of improved diagnostic and treatment protocols for patients afflicted with these devastating diseases," medical center president James Barba said.
The new facility, next to the Albany Medical College, will occupy a renovated wing of a medical building. The renovation is to be completed in May.
The GE Global Research Center, in Niskayuna, provides technology for
businesses of the General Electric Co.
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