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Research into ageing boosted

The prime minister is to announce that spending on dementia research will be doubled, writes Alison Goddard.

David Cameron is expected to unveil a doubling of spending on dementia research, according to the BBC. The annual spend will be increased to £132 million by 2025, up from £66 million in 2015. It is far easier to double spending when starting from a low base: research into conditions such as cancer and heart disease are better funded.

The Financial Times has an interesting article on (£) how universities can use internet searches to identify pockets of demand for their services. It uses the example of international students using search engines to discover information about studying in the UK—it identifies that Imperial College London and the universities of Oxford and Cambridge top the searches in Brazil, Indonesia and the Philippines—but the principle applies more generally.

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