[A version of this abstract appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT) Volume 1 Issue 8 March 2011].
The government has announced that “translational research” ( i.e. research which yields direct benefits to NHS patients) will receive funding worth £775m over the next five years. Funding is to be targeted at projects designed to improve results in priority areas, such as dementia.
An inspiring example of such research is that conducted by the Biomedical Research Centre for Mental Health at the Maudsley Hospital and Kings College London, as a result of which brain scans may now be used to detect Alzheimer’s Disease at the early stages.
Hughes, D. (2011). £775m health research funding ‘to benefit NHS patients’. BBC News, Health, March 7th 2011.