Department for Business Innovation and Skills announces funding boost for Alzheimer’s disease
Today Universities and Science Minister, David Willetts, has announced £48 million of new investment in 70 research projects, including a revolutionary blood test which can identify Alzheimer’s disease.
Alzheimer’s Society comment:
‘We welcome today’s announcement of more funding for biomedical research in the UK, including a study into dementia. There is currently no definitive medical test for diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease. Research in this area could eventually help us diagnose the condition more easily and even teach us more about what triggers dementia in its different forms
‘We know from our own research that a blood test to more accurately diagnose dementia is a priority for people affected by the condition. It will take a society wide effort to tackle dementia, but investing in high quality, relevant research is an important step.’
Dr Doug Brown
Director of Research and Development