Israel found a remedy for Alzheimer's

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14 April 2016, 10:00

Alzheimer's disease is an incurable disease that develops in old age, and specialists from different countries are trying to find a medicine that would help to cope with the severe symptoms of the disease, but without success.

And recently, Israeli scientists said that the remedy developed by them can eliminate the symptoms of Alzheimer's.

Now the drug is under development and experiments with rodents have shown that the remedy is quite effective - after treatment, mice have improved cognitive abilities. Before carrying out experiments with laboratory animals, scientists tested the drug on planted neuron cultures - in the course of experiments, even a small amount of the drug prevented the destruction of nerve cells that had already undergone destructive changes (oxidation, beta-amyloid plaques). In the course of the work, scientists covered neurons with different concentrations of matter, and this always helped the cells to survive.

The scientific group considers the results to be quite impressive, and the developed tool can become the basis for developing a truly effective drug from this incurable disease, which affects hundreds of thousands of people around the world.

According to the researchers, the Alzheimer's medicine is a kind of molecule that can perform many therapeutic tasks. According to scientists, in order to develop effective Alzheimer's treatment, it is necessary to study the formation of beta-amyloid plaques and to understand how to counteract this. Today different groups are engaged in the study of beta-amyloid plaques, but scientists from Bar-Ilan University (Israel) seem to have achieved really effective results. The molecule created by researchers breaks the accumulation of beta-amyloid, which disrupts the transmission of the nerve signal, while the molecule promotes the activation of specific proteins that protect cells from other negative effects associated with the development of Alzheimer's.

It is worth recalling that 99% of the studies devoted to the development of Alzheimer's medication fail, the clinical trials ultimately confirm the inefficiency of the drugs. Today, Alzheimer's is considered incurable, and its development is characterized by irreversible processes. The peculiarity of the disease lies in the fact that the cells responsible for the memories begin to gradually die out in the brain of the person, in addition, the work of the nervous system is disrupted.

The tool of Israeli experts is now only in the development stage, scientists still have a lot of work to confirm the efficacy and safety of the drug for humans. At this stage, it is impossible to say with certainty whether the new tool will be 100% effective, but the results of the research are very encouraging and there is every chance that Alzheimer's disease will no longer sound like a sentence for a person and his loved ones, and a drug will appear if not completely cured of the disease, then at least help to block severe symptoms and return a person to a full life.


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