Sunday, October 11, 2009

New Medical Findings

I read two articles that are examining new research on Alzheimer's Disease. In the first article "The Protective Role For Copper in Alzheimer's Disease" published at Medical News. The research suggests that copper may play a role in preventing the formation of and accumulation of plaques in the brain. New studies are being planned for the future.

The other article "Enzyme May be Key To Alzheimer's-related Cell Death" "A Purdue University researcher has discovered that the amount of an enzyme present in neurons can affect the mechanism thought to cause cell death in Alzheimer's disease patients and may have applications for other diseases such as stroke and heart attack."

There is a lot of promising research going on. Hopefully there will be effective treatments developed. It is important to encourage our elected officials and others to support research and treatment for neurological disease's.

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