Scientists Hail Major Breakthrough in Treating Alzheimer’s in Mice

A new drug compound has successfully prevented degenerative diseases from destroying brain cells in mice.

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According to a study published in Science Translational Medicine this week, British researchers say they have achieved a breakthrough that could led to a revolution in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.

The researchers say that a drug they developed stopped degenerative brain diseases in lab mice. The drug prevents neurons from being destroyed by targeting how the brain reacts to abnormally shaped proteins responsible for neural degeneration.

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“We were extremely excited when we saw the treatment stop the disease in its tracks and protect brain cells, restoring some normal behaviors and preventing memory loss in the mice, ” scientist Giovanna Mallucci told Sky News.