Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Hillary Clinton Promises More Funding for Alzheimer's Research

Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has made a cure for Alzheimer's a key policy of her campaign, with details of a plan announced this week. The Wall Street Journal reports:
The plan would set aside $2 billion a year for Alzheimer’s, tracking recommendations made by experts in the field, in an effort to find a cure in the next 10 years. The sum is about four times what the National Institutes of Health says it has spent annually on Alzheimer’s research in recent years. A new budget package signed into law by President Barack Obama last week boosted Alzheimer’s research spending to $936 million, an increase of $350 million, according to the National Institute on Aging.
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