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Jim Rockford
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Alzheimer's breakthrough hailed as 'turning point'
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The discovery of the first chemical to prevent the death of brain tissue in a neurodegenerative disease has been hailed as the "turning point" in the fight against Alzheimer's disease.

More work is needed to develop a drug that could be taken by patients.

But scientists say a resulting medicine could treat Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Huntington's and other diseases.

In tests on mice, the Medical Research Council showed all brain cell death from prion disease could be prevented.

Prof Roger Morris, from King's College London, said: "This finding, I suspect, will be judged by history as a turning point in the search for medicines to control and prevent Alzheimer's disease."

He told the BBC a cure for Alzheimer's was not imminent but: "I'm very excited, it's the first proof in any living animal that you can delay neurodegeneration.

"The world won't change tomorrow, but this is a landmark study."


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ForeverLSU02
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re: Alzheimer's breakthrough hailed as 'turning point'
Great to hear. Alzheimer's fricking sucks so bad


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Great to hear. Alzheimer's fricking sucks so bad



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re: Alzheimer's breakthrough hailed as 'turning point'
Awesome. Great for the world.


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PurpGold 14-0
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re: Alzheimer's breakthrough hailed as 'turning point'
I know someone with early onset at 48. FORTY EIGHT


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re: Alzheimer's breakthrough hailed as 'turning point'
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This finding, I suspect, will be judged by history as a turning point in the search for medicines to control and prevent Alzheimer's disease.



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TigerFanatic99
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re: Alzheimer's breakthrough hailed as 'turning point'
It really is a horrible disease, for everyone involved. This could be amazing if it pans out in the years to come.


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Shankopotomus
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re: Alzheimer's breakthrough hailed as 'turning point'
upvote this



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lsufan1971
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re: Alzheimer's breakthrough hailed as 'turning point'
My mom was diagnosed at 54. It progresses extremely fast with early onset. It is a terrible disease this is great news.


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I know someone with early onset at 48. FORTY EIGHT


Damn, I don't know what I would do if this happened to me.

One part of me wouldn't want to put my wife through that. The possibility of me living a very long time but needing to be completely taken care of, not remembering her or anyone. I wouldn't want to do that to her.


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re: Alzheimer's breakthrough hailed as 'turning point'
lost my grandma within a few months ago.


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Teddy Ruxpin
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re: Alzheimer's breakthrough hailed as 'turning point'
Play around on Khan Academy a bit and you'll do yourselves some good.

I'm relearning middle school math right now to work back up to Calculus.

Probably take on Physics and Chemistry next
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re: Alzheimer's breakthrough hailed as 'turning point'
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Great to hear. Alzheimer's fricking sucks so bad



+1

It is one of the cruelest diseases in the developed world.

At least cancer doesn't make you have to deal with a ghoulish caricature of the person you loved for a decade or longer....


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oldcharlie8
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re: Alzheimer's breakthrough hailed as 'turning point'
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More work is needed to develop a drug that could be taken by patients.


how many times I fricking heard this. let me tell you:

cure for hiv, need more time- it's been 20 years

cure for arthritis, need more time- it's been 25 years

cure for baldness, need more time- it's been 20 years


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But scientists say a resulting medicine could treat Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Huntington's and other diseases.




Huntington's is a real mother fricker


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Scruffy
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The discovery of the first chemical to prevent the death of brain tissue in a neurodegenerative disease has been hailed as the "turning point" in the fight against Alzheimer's disease.
This is also the first step towards the zombie epidemic.

We won't learn until it is too late.


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Btrtigerfan
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re: Alzheimer's breakthrough hailed as 'turning point'
Fantastic news!



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TejasHorn
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re: Alzheimer's breakthrough hailed as 'turning point'
Physical and mental exercise supposedly decrease your odds. Do crosswords if nothing else.. Read more books. Jog or go the gym 3 or 4 times a week.
Drink less alcohol.


Volvagia
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re: Alzheimer's breakthrough hailed as 'turning point'
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Play around on Khan Academy a bit and you'll do yourselves some good.

I'm relearning middle school math right now to work back up to Calculus.

Probably take on Physics and Chemistry next


I know what you mean.


I've been having a low grade desire to make sure I didn't lose the knowledge level I spent years attaining.


In the past few days in fact I got a kick in the arse in the form of a situation coming up where a simple calculus based optimization would have made my job easier, but not quite remembering enough to be able to set up the problem quite right to solve.


Jim Rockford
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Physical and mental exercise supposedly decrease your odds. Do crosswords if nothing else.. Read more books. Jog or go the gym 3 or 4 times a week. Drink less alcohol.


My mom had a stroke scare a few months ago and now she works crosswords like a madwoman.


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