Diabetes Drug Can Be Used for Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease
A new British study found that a drug originally designed to treat diabetes could significantly reverse memory loss in mice. It has potential to treat Alzheimer’s disease in people.
For the study, mice were given the drug showed memory improvement and reduced plaque buildup in the brain, a sign of the Alzheimer’s disease. After a certain period, the mice demonstrated improvement in terms of inflammation and cellular health of the brain.
Senior author of the study Christian Hölscher of Lancaster University in the UK says: “The drug holds clear promise of being developed into a new treatment for chronic neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease.”
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