Bioscience

Ariz. must sustain research support for Alzheimer’s

September 30, 2008

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: The Arizona Republic] – Arizona is becoming a major player in the global race to prevent and treat Alzheimer’s disease. Thanks to relatively small but critical state support, an innovative consortium is making strides in research and offering more options for Arizona patients.

Even in the current budget crisis, the Legislature had the foresight to allocate $2 million to the Arizona Alzheimer’s Consortium. It’s vital to make sure this investment goes through. The payoff was enormous in the past, and it promises to be even bigger in the future. Researchers are poised to seek federal funding for a potentially groundbreaking study to prevent this devastating disorder.

New numbers – showing the tragic toll of Alzheimer’s is increasing even faster than we feared – drive home the urgency of the effort.

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