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Advocates contend that even today’s historical rates of research funding aren’t commensurate with the severity of Alzheimer’s or the growing cost of care. The US Congress is filling National Institute of Aging (NIA) coffers with big dollars earmarked to fund Alzheimer’s research. The new funding has already attracted new scientists with unconventional ideas. However, researchers worry that the investment won’t culminate in a preventative treatment or cure by the 2025 deadline set by policy makers. Science reporter Jocelyn Kaiser introduces the reader to how advocates convinced Congress to invest, to what the NIA is doing to handle the monetary influx and to some of the scientists in the trenches.
About the Author
Jocelyn Kaiser is a staff writer for Science magazine.