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Two Major Australian Dementia Studies Receive $2.6M To Partner With One Of The World’s Biggest Neurodegenerative Research Programmes

Identifying the right genes involved in dementia could be the breakthrough researchers are looking for to treat the debilitating disease, which is expected to affect 900,000 Australians by 2050. Two major Australian dementia studies will receive a share of more than $2.6 million in Australian Government funding to be part of the European Union Joint Programme for Neurodegenerative Disease (JPND), which was announced today by the Minister for Health, The Hon Sussan Ley. The European Programme,...

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76 Of Australia's Best New Research Fellows Receive Funding To Fight Dementia

More than $40 million will be shared among seventy-six new, early career researchers working to find a cure and innovative therapies for Dementia, as part of the Australian Government’s $200 million commitment to boost Australian dementia research. Director of the NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research (Dementia Institute), Professor John McCallum, warmly welcomed today’s announcement. “Dementia is the most feared and biggest health issue facing the developed world. If we want to boost...

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