Major Drugmakers Like AstraZeneca PLC, GlaxoSmithKline. And Johnson & Johnson Link Up With Academia In Huge $27 Million UK Dementia Project

Published: Jun 20, 2014

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(Reuters) - Drugmakers are linking with eight British universities in a 16 million-pound ($27 million) public-private partnership to speed up research into dementia by studying data from 2 million people in the world's largest such project.

The new UK Dementias Research Platform will investigate the causes of dementia by tracking volunteers, aged 50 and over, who are taking part in existing population studies such as UK Biobank and the Million Women Study.

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