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."
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It's been an extraordinary week in science!