Alzheimer's Research Gets Some Big Funding In Florida
GAINESVILLE -- The University of Florida will receive one and a quarter million dollars for Alzheimer research that comes out of a bill that governor Rick Scott has signed.
U-F researchers already have big plans for the money.
Its been several years since Florida has received some big funding towards Alzheimer research.
With a good majority of the three million Governor Scott has designated for Alzheimer's is going straight to Gainesville.
Almost 500,000 people in the state of Florida having Alzheimer.
The money will go towards building a new research center, finding treatments, and managing people with Alzheimer in the north central Florida area.
Alzheimer's is usually associated with age and with Florida having such a high demographic of older people this funding is necessary.
(Todd Goldie,University of Florida neuroscience professor) "Florida is the epicenter of the Alzheimer epidemic and just in medicaid costs alone its a huge bill to the state itself so i don't think the state can not afford doing something about Alzheimer disease."
With this money patients can look forward to seeing the treatments and trials put to work.
The rest of the three million dollars will be distributed throughout the state for other research opportunities.
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