Scientists Hope To Quickly Identify Revolutionary Drugs For Alzheimer's

by Tanya Thomas on  March 22, 2009 at 11:27 AM Senior Health News
RSS Email Print This Page Comment bookmark
Font : A-A+

 Scientists Hope To Quickly Identify Revolutionary Drugs For Alzheimer's
Scientists are working against time and testing several options, hoping to identify revolutionary new drugs that could stop Alzheimer's disease in its tracks.

Professor Simon Lovestone, of the Institute of Psychiatry at King's College London, told the annual meeting of the Alzheimer's Research Trust that the drugs are undergoing clinical trials.

Current treatment can help only to reduce symptoms but cannot prevent the disease from destroying brain cells.

The results from trials of up to 11 new medicines should be known within one to three years.

"In the next five or 10 years there is a good chance of having treatments that slow down the rate of progression of Alzheimer's disease," the Daily Express quoted Lovestone, as saying.

"If it fails, we are heading for the most unmitigated disaster. We need these drugs to work," he added.

Source: ANI
TAN/SK

Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions

More News on:

Drug Toxicity Signature Drug Toxicity Drugs Banned in India 

News A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Find a Doctor

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

Facebook

News Category

News Archive