Scientists say they've found a cure for alzheimers
Scientists believe they have discovered a “cure” for Alzheimer’s, the devastating illness that affects nearly 600,000 people in the UK.
Last night the discovery was being hailed by experts as a huge development in the fight against the condition – as the number of victims is likely to double over the next decade.
Alzheimer’s is caused when amyloid – a chemical that naturally occurs in the bloodstream – passes into the brain. Once there it forms plaques that harden. These damage communication between brain cells and eventually cause brain cell death.
Scientists have discovered a synthetic human protein that is capable of soaking up amyloid – preventing it leaking into the brain.
Professor Berislav Zlokovic, of Rochester University in the US, who is behind the new study, said: “Stop over-production of amyloid and you effectively cure Alzheimer’s disease. It’s very simple.”
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