US: Obama boosts funds for Alzheimer’s research

Reuters – The Obama administration plans to spend an additional $156 million over the next two years to help find an effective treatment for Alzheimer’s, a fatal brain-wasting disease that affects more than 5 million Americans. The White House said on Tuesday it will spend and extra $50 million this year, and it will seek an extra $80 million in fiscal 2013 to bolster Alzheimer’s research. Obama also plans to spend an additional $26 million in programs to support people who care for Alzheimer’s patients. Read article