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A Further Set-Back for Progress in Dementia Drug Development? (BBC News)

Summary Drug company Pfizer is to cease activity in its neuroscience drug discovery programmes, which will impact on ongoing research into drugs for Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinson’s Disease. Paradoxically the company does promise plans to create a new fund dedicated … Continue reading

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Dementia Discovery Fund Launched (WDC / ARUK)

Summary The Dementia Discovery Fund (DDF) was launched on October 21st 2015. Full Text Link Reference Launch of Dementia Discovery Fund. London [Online]: World Dementia Council (WDC), November 10th 2015. See also: Full Text Link Reference $100m Dementia Discovery Fund … Continue reading

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Announcements From WHO’s First Ministerial Conference on Global Action Against Dementia Conference (Dementia Challenge / Department of Health / World Dementia Council / WHO / GAAD)

Summary Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced a $100 million Dementia Discovery Fund at the World Health Organisation’s First Ministerial Conference on Global Action Against Dementia Conference. The Dementia Discovery Fund will be used to finance dementia research with the … Continue reading

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G8 Dementia Summit to Coordinate Global Efforts on Dementia Research (Department of Health)

Summary The UK is planning to use its Presidency of the G8 to coordinate a more international approach to dementia research. UK annual funding on dementia research is increasing to £66 million by 2015, and President Obama has committed the US to spending around … Continue reading

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Bapineuzumab: Alzheimer’s Drug Trials Halted (Healthcare Today UK)

Summary Two U.S. drug companies have halted trials of bapineuzumab, an experimental drug to treat Alzheimer’s Disease. The drug failed to produce any improvement in the symptoms of dementia sufferers. Pfizer Inc. and Johnson & Johnson had been testing bapineuzumab, which had been designed … Continue reading

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