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Nasal Spray Offers Hope to Beat Dementia

by Sheela Philomena on March 12, 2013 at 11:11 AM
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 Nasal Spray Offers Hope to Beat Dementia

Nasal spray for diabetic patients could also have an effect on Alzheimer's disease, say scientists.

Type 2 diabetes is a known risk factor for Alzheimer's and it is believed that impaired insulin signalling in the brain could damage nerve cells and contribute to the disease.

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Scientists from Northern Ireland, Sweden and the US have shown that some diabetes drugs can improve signs of the disease in mice and that intranasal insulin could be a new strategy to treat the disease, the Daily Express reported.

Dr Christian Holscher, a research scientist at the University of Ulster in Coleraine, said that the team has seen promising effects when they used the diabetes drugs to treat mice - bred to develop signs of Alzheimer's -who showed improved cognitive function and signs of new nerve cell growth.

Source: ANI
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