Alzheimer's Research Trust
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3. Investment in major multidisciplinary research groups.
The Trust advertises grants of around half a million pounds for major research projects by multi-disciplinary groups. With the help of The Peacock Trust and The Freemasons’ Grand Charity, it has awarded 5-year grants as follows:
a) A group in Cambridge led by Dr Michel Goedert FRS is developing innovative experimental models for the brain pathology in Alzheimer's disease, which is also directly relevant to Lewy Body Dementia and Parkinson’s disease. This grant is for £505,000.
b) Professor Simon Lovestone and his group at the Institute of Psychiatry at The Maudsley Hospital, London, will investigate an early, simple and definitive diagnostic test for Alzheimer's. This grant is for £500,000.
c) Dr Clive Ballard at the Institute of Health for the Elderly, Newcastle, together with Professor Robin Jacoby at Oxford University, will investigate whether neuroleptics – drugs commonly used to control antisocial behaviour in dementia patients – actually accelerate the disease. This will have huge implications for treatment by clinicians. This grant is for £300,000.
In addition, the Trust is investing £50,000 each for two new imaging suites at important university venues, after an open competition:
Bristol – The George John Livanos Imaging Suite
Newcastle – The Roland Boyes Imaging Suite
This brings the Trust’s spending and commitments to over £3.5 million.
With the help of The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph, we are launching a further £1 million of new grants this year.