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British scientists call for £96m a year to fund dementia research

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b2649 (Published 01 July 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b2649
  1. Daniel Henderson
  1. 1BMJ

    Leading professors and two UK charities have called on the government to increase the annual funding for dementia research threefold to £96m (€113m; $159m), or 6% of the total medical research budget, over the next five years.

    The extra money would go towards helping British scientists investigate the causes and improve the diagnosis and treatment of dementia, said the Alzheimer’s Society and the Alzheimer’s Research Trust ahead of a summit on dementia next month organised by the Medical Research Council and the Department of Health.

    The United …

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