4/13/2005

A Cure For Alzheimer's?

Alzheimer's disease is a disease that has pestered humankind for quite some time. It mainly affects people over the age of 65. The risk of developing it runs mostly in the genes. Up to the present time, there has been no cure for it. But just recently there are results of a study related to Alzheimer's that suggest there is a new way to stop or even reverse the disease. The experimental treatment uses antibodies to attack a protein thought to destroy brain cells. Scientists say the results are highly preliminary but promising. Wouldn't that be nice to have this cure? It is one lf the most common diseases among our elderly population and the only thing we have been able to do in the past is help slow the sickness from taking over so fast.

2 comments:

Vincent said...

That is very promising news Alzheimer’s disease is a horrible disease and I have seen first hand its affects. The more funding of research, preventing, or curing this disease is a noble investment in society.

Dr. Tufte said...

-1 on Fred's post and Vincent's comment for spelling errors.

What does this have to do with ManEc?