Link:

http://californiahealthline.org/news/trying-to-solve-the-alzheimers-puzzle/ 

 

 

By Melissa Bailey

January 30, 2017

 

 

Despite a 99 percent failure rate and another major setback last month,

Alzheimer's researchers are plowing ahead with hundreds of experiments - and

a boost in federal money - to try to a crack a deadly disease that has

flummoxed them for decades.

 

A law passed by Congress in December and signed by President Obama sets

aside $3 billion over 10 years to fund research of brain diseases and

precision medicine, a shot in the arm for Alzheimer's research. The law,

called the 21st Century Cures Act, also includes prize money to encourage

Alzheimer's experiments.