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Alzheimer’s disease: Breakthrough treatment may reverse signs of cognitive decline – study

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It has long been believed that amyloid proteins are the root cause of Alzheimer’s disease.

Experimental therapies, however, that have targeted the protein have failed to reverse or slow the condition’s progression.

Autopsies have further revealed that the proteins in some people show no signs of dementia, fuelling suspicions that the protein build-up could be a side effect of Alzheimer’s, as opposed to the root cause.

Doctor Susan Kohlas, the director of research at Alzheimer’s Research UK, said: “Many of the Alzheimer’s treatments that are currently being tested are drugs that target the hallmark disease proteins directly, but it’s important we maintain a broad spectrum of potential approaches.



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