Hollywood often portrays research as a dramatic “Eureka!” moment — when a single scientist working in his lab jumps to his feet, bubbling test tube in hand, and announces he has found a miracle cure. In real life, research is far more complex, yielding results after years, not moments, of investigation. The cornerstone is clinical trials, the only route to advance new drug therapies.
Since Cleveland Clinic Nevada launched its research program in 2009, the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health’s clinical research program has grown to be among the largest in the nation, conducting more than 80 trials to advance new treatments and diagnostic approaches for individuals with Alzheimer’s and other dementias; Parkinson’s and other movement disorders; and multiple sclerosis.
Dr. Marwan Sabbagh shares his optimism for new drug development: