The UK’s leading dementia research charity, the Alzheimer’s Research Trust, has awarded a record £4.3 million to new research projects in 2010, the largest ever UK charity commitment to dementia research in a single year.
The £4.3m investment for 2010 will support 37 new projects which include pioneering work on diagnosis using brain scans, further research on unravelling the genetics of the disease, and the charity’s largest-ever grant of over £700,000 for major research into biomarkers which could play a crucial role in diagnosis and understanding disease progression.
The Alzheimer’s Research Trust is the UK’s largest dedicated funder of dementia research and supports projects that seek to understand, diagnose, prevent, treat or cure dementia. The charity now supports 300 projects at leading universities across the UK worth over £14 million. Every project is making progress towards defeating dementia.