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New funding for Alzheimer’s prevention

New funding for Alzheimer’s prevention

by TEAM ALZLIVE
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Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government announced Thursday, May 1, 2014, that it will support five new research projects involving Alzheimer’s prevention and autism.

Funded under the Canada Brain Research Fund, the projects will aim to discover new treatment and prevention strategies to address Autism Spectrum Disorders, Fragile X syndrome, and Alzheimer disease and related disorders.

“Millions of Canadians will suffer from neurological illnesses during their lives, impacting their families and their communities,” Harper said. “Our government is using innovative new public-private partnerships to stretch dollars being used to improve the neurological and mental health of Canadians.”

The Azrieli Neurodevelopmental Research Program, which is a prime component of the Canada Brain Research Fund, will also receive additional funding.

The projects will be lead by researchers at McGill University, the University of Toronto, McMaster University, and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.



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