New Alzheimer's research grants launched

New Alzheimer's research grants launched

A scientist exchange programme made possible through the award of two Alzheimer's disease grants could lead to new developments in the understanding of the condition.

The 2012 US-UK Young Investigator Exchange Fellowship, which is jointly sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association and Alzheimer's Research UK, offers a three-year grant in order to fund high-quality scientific research into the causes, diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's disease.

A new exchange is being funded by research grants worth a total of $600,000 (£372,000), which allows Dr Lindsay Reese of the University of Vermont to work with Dr Karen Horsburgh at the University of Edinburgh.

Dr Rita Guerreiro, of University College London, is also set to team up with Dr Andrew Singleton at the Laboratory of Neurogenetics at the National Institute on Aging at the National Institutes of Health.

Last month, the World Alzheimer Report 2012: Overcoming the Stigma of Dementia found 75 per cent of people with dementia and 64 per cent of caregivers believe there are negative associations for those diagnosed with dementia in their countries.

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