Alzheimer's disease has become the sixth-leading cause of death in the U.S., while death rates related to stroke, HIV and breast cancer have declined. The Alzheimer's Association, along with doctors and researchers, are calling for increased funding to find effective treatments and cures. Funding for NIH research into Alzheimer's was expected to increase this year, but levels are uncertain in light of sequestration and many meritorious grant applications have gone unfunded, says Mayo Clinic neurology professor David Knopman.
Researchers, advocates say Alzheimer's funding is inadequate
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