Testing time for Alzheimer's research
This article was originally published in Clinica
In response to the ever-growing number of people with Alzheimer’s disease (AD), there have been a number of calls recently to increase funding for research into this devastating condition. In the US, the Alzheimer’s Breakthrough Act of 2009 introduced into the US House and Senate last month aims to boost AD funding at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) from $400m to $2bn in 2010. In the UK, meanwhile, a group of leading academics recently called on the government to triple its annual support for dementia research to £96 million.
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