Hope over US Alzheimer's therapy

Discussion in 'Researchers, students and professionals' started by CraigC, Apr 11, 2008.

  1. CraigC

    CraigC Registered User

    Mar 21, 2003
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    London
    BBC Website today:

    "California researchers believe they have found a way of improving brain cell communication by injecting a drug called etanercept into the neck. "

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7341368.stm

    "In video footage, supplied and edited by the clinic, a nurse sits down with 82-year old Marvin Miller, who frowns and mumbles incoherently as she asks him a series of basic questions.

    He fails to recognise everyday objects including a bracelet and a pencil. Shortly afterwards he is injected with his first dose of etanercept.

    Five minutes later - according to the footage - he greets his wife, who stands visibly shocked, saying he has not recognised her for years."

    Alzheimer's site:
    http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/site/scripts/news_article.php?newsID=268

    Think this now goes to clinical trial.
     

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