Government and business in partnership to beat Alzheimer’s |

One of the biggest medical threats to face us is Alzheimer’s disease.  The annual death rate from it is expected to quadruple by 2040, and so far, in spite of billions of dollars-worth of investment in research, the pharmaceutical industry has only managed to find drugs that can provide some short-term relief from it, but not anything that could deal with the underlying causes or prevent its development. In May, the World Health Organisation called for a big increase in investment.

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