EU Joint Programme Makes 30 Million Euros Available For Neurodegenerative Disease Research

EU Joint Programme Makes 30 Million Euros Available For Neurodegenerative Disease Research
Neurodegenerative DiseaseA 30 million euro call for research in neurodegenerative disease was recently announced by the EU Joint Programme - Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND). The program will receive an additional 10 million in funding from the Horizon 2020 framework program for research and innovation of the European Union. Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and other neurodegenerative diseases remain a global challenge for researchers and medical practitioners alike, many of which do not have a cure and are connected with aging populations. It is estimated that various forms of dementia affect more than 7 million people in Europe, and the costs connected to these diseases are 130 billion euros per year. Given the projections for the rise in neurodegenerative diseases, advancements in diagnosis, treatment and care are sorely needed and still remain elusive. As a funding organization, JPND has worked toward enabling EU Member States to work together since 2009. Currently, it faces the challenge of supporting the critical need of dementia research, with a particular focus on Alzheimer's disease. Over the past five years, JPND has made
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