What could have been better for dementia scientists at the University of Southampton than getting funding boost of more than £20million? On World Alzheimer's Day, the scientists have been awarded the amount, so that they can carry out more research on the matter.
The study researchers were of the view that with the help of funds, they will find out the role of immune cells in causing the disease. It is not the first time that the Alzheimer's Research UK has come forth to help researchers in terms of monetary help.
The Alzheimer's Research UK has given five new grants out of 52 to the university. Officials from the charity were of the view that they expect that the study researchers will be able to find possible causes of dementia.
Not only the causes, the funding will also let researchers to find out advanced ways to improve the diagnosis of the problem at an early stage as well as ways to treat the problem. It is vital to have a successful outcome of the study, as 18,000 people get affected with the disease in Hampshire.
"This three-year fellowship will allow me to investigate why some people are more at risk of Alzheimer's than others", said Dr. Cheryl Hawkes, a university researcher.
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