Scientists call for more funding for research into Alzheimer’s disease

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 20 March 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1183
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

    Scientists predict that a drug that slows the progression of Alzheimer’s disease could be available within five or 10 years. But the UK government needs to provide a sustained increase in research funding to make this a reality, they said.

    Simon Lovestone, professor of old age psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College, London, told the 10th annual meeting of the Alzheimer’s Research Trust in London on 19 March: “There are 10 or 11 drugs in …

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