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    'Historic Breakthrough' in Alzheimer's Research

    Astonishing development. Scientists at the University of Leicester have discovered the first chemical ever to prevent the death of brain tissue in a neurodegenerative disease.


    To quote a few lines from the article:

    "The discovery of the first chemical to prevent the death of brain tissue in a neurodegenerative disease has been hailed as an exciting and historic moment in medical research."

    He told the BBC a cure for Alzheimer's was not imminent but: "I'm very excited, it's the first proof in any living animal that you can delay neurodegeneration."

    "Commenting on the research Prof Roger Morris, from King's College London, said: "This finding, I suspect, will be judged by history as a turning point in the search for medicines to control and prevent Alzheimer's Disease."


    BBC News - Discovery 'could hold key to Alzheimer's treatment'

    It's been an extraordinary week in science!

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    Re: 'Historic Breakthrough' in Alzheimer's Research

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    Astonishing development. Scientists at the University of Leicester have discovered the first chemical ever to prevent the death of brain tissue in a neurodegenerative disease.


    To quote a few lines from the article:

    "The discovery of the first chemical to prevent the death of brain tissue in a neurodegenerative disease has been hailed as an exciting and historic moment in medical research."

    He told the BBC a cure for Alzheimer's was not imminent but: "I'm very excited, it's the first proof in any living animal that you can delay neurodegeneration."

    "Commenting on the research Prof Roger Morris, from King's College London, said: "This finding, I suspect, will be judged by history as a turning point in the search for medicines to control and prevent Alzheimer's Disease."


    BBC News - Discovery 'could hold key to Alzheimer's treatment'

    It's been an extraordinary week in science!
    YAYYYY!!!!!

    Let's hope this pans out.
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    Re: 'Historic Breakthrough' in Alzheimer's Research

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    Astonishing development. Scientists at the University of Leicester have discovered the first chemical ever to prevent the death of brain tissue in a neurodegenerative disease.


    To quote a few lines from the article:

    "The discovery of the first chemical to prevent the death of brain tissue in a neurodegenerative disease has been hailed as an exciting and historic moment in medical research."

    He told the BBC a cure for Alzheimer's was not imminent but: "I'm very excited, it's the first proof in any living animal that you can delay neurodegeneration."

    "Commenting on the research Prof Roger Morris, from King's College London, said: "This finding, I suspect, will be judged by history as a turning point in the search for medicines to control and prevent Alzheimer's Disease."


    BBC News - Discovery 'could hold key to Alzheimer's treatment'

    It's been an extraordinary week in science!
    Yes, I saw that. It would drastically reduce the hard and soft costs of old age and solve one of our most pressing problems.

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    Re: 'Historic Breakthrough' in Alzheimer's Research

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    Astonishing development. Scientists at the University of Leicester have discovered the first chemical ever to prevent the death of brain tissue in a neurodegenerative disease.


    To quote a few lines from the article:

    "The discovery of the first chemical to prevent the death of brain tissue in a neurodegenerative disease has been hailed as an exciting and historic moment in medical research."

    He told the BBC a cure for Alzheimer's was not imminent but: "I'm very excited, it's the first proof in any living animal that you can delay neurodegeneration."

    "Commenting on the research Prof Roger Morris, from King's College London, said: "This finding, I suspect, will be judged by history as a turning point in the search for medicines to control and prevent Alzheimer's Disease."


    BBC News - Discovery 'could hold key to Alzheimer's treatment'

    It's been an extraordinary week in science!
    I hope they wrote it down before someone forgets it!

    Good news!
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    Re: 'Historic Breakthrough' in Alzheimer's Research

    One of the best ways to prevent alzheimer is to know multiple languages.

    I cure would be nice though.

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    Re: 'Historic Breakthrough' in Alzheimer's Research

    At least they have a better grasp of the mechanism now. At my last gig, the pharmaceutical company I was working for had a treatment fail in phase three. If I remember correctly, it targeted beta amyloid, but actually made the condition worse. The discovery of this failure was really disappointing. This appears to be a better idea.

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    Re: 'Historic Breakthrough' in Alzheimer's Research

    I really wish they (journalists) wouldn't shout about "Alzheimer's". At this point this has nothing to do with Alzheimer's.

    The results are quite exciting - a whole novel strategy for pharmacological intervention is showing signs of being realistic, with a number of possible applications. But whether or not it may be useful in treatment of Alzheimer's - nobody knows. Causes and mechanisms of the disease are poorly understood, and may have only superficial similarity with the prion model that is under investigation here.

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    Re: 'Historic Breakthrough' in Alzheimer's Research

    Yay for gubbermint-funded science! The Medical Research Council is a part of Britain's universal healthcare system. No big pharma "research" needed.

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    Re: 'Historic Breakthrough' in Alzheimer's Research

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman05 View Post
    One of the best ways to prevent alzheimer is to know multiple languages.
    Es es muy importante este desarrollo. C'est fundamental, je pense. Ich habe das beste Hoffen für diese Untersuchung.
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    Re: 'Historic Breakthrough' in Alzheimer's Research

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    Yay for gubbermint-funded science! The Medical Research Council is a part of Britain's universal healthcare system. No big pharma "research" needed.

    Medical Research Council (MRC) - Health regulators - NHS Choices
    If publications in scientific journals had the same curative power as actual drugs, you would be absolutely correct.

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