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Potential ‘breakthrough’ in Alzheimer’s cure research

There has been what has been labelled a ‘turning point’ in the attempts to find an eventual treatment for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other degenerative diseases. Scientists from the University of Leicester have provided the first ever proof that neurological degeneration can be delayed in animals, and there is hope that this will eventually lead to finding a way of combatting some of the most damaging neurological conditions in humans.

Scientists stress caution, saying that a cure is not imminent but it is undeniably a very exciting and positive step for the future. The study proved that brain cell death in mice with a particular degenerative disease can be prevented entirely with a particular chemical. The excitement comes from the potential of finding something similar for humans in the future.

Full story: BBC news

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