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A Cure for Alzheimer's?

A Cure for Alzheimer's?

The medical research world is all a twitter about an exciting study that revealed a new drug slows the progress of an Alzheimer’s disease health diagnosis by 81% over a year. Yes, that’s right, 81%. The drug, called rember, targets the brain “tangles” that form in Alzheimer’s patients. Researchers were also excited to see the drug was most effective where the brain tangles were thickest.

Further studies are needed but for right now, the study's lead expert, Professor Claude Wischik from the Unviersity of Aberdeen in Scotland says, "This is an unprecedented result in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. We have demonstrated for the first time that it may [be] possible to arrest the progression of this disease by targeting the tangles, which are highly correlated with the disease. This is the most significant development in the treatment of the tangles since Alois Alzheimer discovered them in 1907." Could this be the big breakthrought the medical community has been waiting for to cure Alzheimer's? Or do you think the researchers are prematurely optimistic?
[Optimistworld.com]

Posted: 8/15/08