New Alzheimer’s Drug Might be Ready for Clinical Trials Soon

by Kathy Jones on  August 11, 2011 at 7:31 PM Drug News
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Scientists working on finding a cure for Alzheimer's disease revealed that they could start testing for the drug in the next six years.
 New Alzheimer’s Drug Might be Ready for Clinical Trials Soon
New Alzheimer’s Drug Might be Ready for Clinical Trials Soon

A team of international scientists have been working on the research that has cost over 14.6 million euro and a drug to cure the disease could be possible in the near future with the researchers stating that they could stop the disease by blocking the protein plaques that cause Alzheimer's.

The researchers said that Alzheimer's can now be detected early even before the symptoms start and said that the new drug can then be used to stop the disease before any real damage to the brain takes place.

"When the disease is diagnosed, the damage is already done. We can now detect the disease with quite a degree of certainty, even before the clinical symptoms emerge. So in the future we can detect it early on and treat it even before the memory impairment develops to the stage we call Alzheimer's disease", Professor David Allsop of Lancaster University said.



Source: Medindia

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