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Alzheimers Articles

Postby Nert » Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:23 pm

Here are two articles about alzheimers that I came across.

The first describes research that "...provides novel insight into the shape-shifting nature of a tau molecule just before it begins sticking to itself to form larger aggregates." A so-called "Big Bang" of the disease.

https://www.blogitbd.info/the-big-bang-of-alzheimers-scientists-id-genesis-of-disease/

The second describes Bill Gates investing $30 million to fund alzheimers research with the main goal of creating a mechanism for diagnosing the disease.

https://www.businessinsider.com/bill-gates-backing-30-million-alzheimers-fund-investors-2018-7

I doubt that any of this impacts FAH directly, but I thought I'd share it.
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Re: Alzheimers Articles

Postby bruce » Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:25 pm

Thanks.

Nert wrote:I doubt that any of this impacts FAH directly, but I thought I'd share it.


Actually, it would be the other way around. FAH may have already discovered things that would assist in their research ... or they may make some progress which suggests new details that can be studied by future FAH projects.
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Re: Alzheimers Articles

Postby Nert » Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:31 pm

Here's another Alzheimers article. One line from it fits in with the Gates article previously linked:

"The best hope for conquering this disease is to first recognize patients who are at risk, and begin treating them prophylactically with new drugs and perhaps lifestyle adjustments that would reduce the rate at which the silent phase of the disease progresses."

https://news.virginia.edu/content/study-alzheimers-drug-may-stop-disease-if-used-symptoms-develop
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