UK announce up to £150 million funding for new Dementia Research Institute

Written by Alice Weatherston

A new project led by the UK’s Medical Research Council and backed by Prime Minister David Cameron has this week pledged up to £150 million to fund the creation of a new Dementia Research Institute in the UK. The focus of the institute, which is planned to be operational by 2020, will be in the development of novel diagnostic tests for dementia in addition to methods for preventing the progression of the diseases that are ultimately responsible for the development of Alzheimer’s Disease. Chief Executive of Alzheimer’s Research UK, Hilary Evans commented: “This important announcement represents a strong commitment to...

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