Over $429,000 in federal funds to go to WVU's early Alzheimer's research

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WDTV) -- Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito announced Monday that $429,000 will go to West Virginia University’s early Alzheimer's research.

“Alzheimer’s is a terrible disease that affects far too many West Virginians and Americans," Manchin said. "Since my first days as Governor, I have also been a big supporter of studying this disease, so that we can protect and care for, both our current and future seniors. With increased investment in research and innovative clinical programs, we can and will develop better treatment and prevention options for this disease. I am proud that our very own WVU is conducting the much-needed research in this area."

“Watching a loved one suffer from Alzheimer’s is one of the most heartbreaking experiences,” said Capito. “Further research into this horrible disease is critical if we are going to find a cure and prevent millions of others from going through that pain. The cutting-edge research being conducted at universities like WVU is a vital part of that effort, and I am glad to see this funding come to our state.”

The funds are coming from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.