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Alzheimer's research gets a new push with new federal government funding and support for experimental treatments. (Sebastien Bozon/AFP/Getty Images)
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Alzheimer's research got a boost Tuesday after the federal government announced new funding and support to combat the disease.
Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said that the new National Alzheimer's Plan would seek to find effective treatment for the illness by 2025.
MedPade Today reported that the 2012 budget contained about $500 million toward with the disease with Obama administration earmarking about $100 million in the 2013 budget.
The bulk of the money will go toward clinical research with the rest toward awareness campaigns and to caregivers.
The federal government said that a website would be launched on Tuesday for sufferers and their families to find out treatment options and other information.
"These actions are the cornerstones of an historic effort to fight Alzheimer's disease," said US Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius at a meeting of Alzheimer's researchers, reported the Associated Press.
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