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The Government's £124 million injection into health research will fund projects looking at the treatment of long term conditions, including diabetes and dementia
Among the projects are experiments looking at reducing the risk of dementia through exercise as well as improving the health of existing sufferers.
Teams will also look at improving the diagnosis of the lung condition, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, aftercare of stroke patients and diabetes prevention.
It is also hoped the multi-million windfall will reduce pressure on A&E by providing solutions to degenerative and chronic diseases without a trip to hospital.
A multi-million pound funding boost for healthcare research may help to find an "effective solution" for the diseases facing a growing elderly population, according to a health minister.
Lord Howe was also optimistic the £124 million injection would help the UK "thrive" in the global race.
Researchers are to be given £124 million by the Government in a bid to tackle some of the UK's most pressing health problems.
The cash-boost will be used to fund research into health problems, including dementia, strokes and diabetes.
Thirteen research teams are expected to benefit from the extra funding, with projects planned for a five-year period.