novel Alzheimer’s treatments

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A study by researchers investigated lesser-known molecules involved in tauopathies like Alzheimer’s. They focused on microRNAs (miRNAs), gene expression regulators that bind to and destroy protein-encoding messenger RNAs. They discovered that some of these miRNAs showed neuroprotective effects; their supplementation therefore holds potential as a treatment for tauopathies.

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This drug may help if used before you get symptoms

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“I don’t want to raise false hopes,” Researcher Bloom said, but “if this idea of using memantine as a prophylactic pans out, it will be because we now understand that calcium is one of the agents that gets the disease started, and we may be able to stop or slow the process if done very early.”

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About hope

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Is it good to get our hopes up with every bit of good news, or is the disappointment when it turns out not to be the magic bullet too much?

A promising new drug called BAN2401 generated a lot of excitement after a clinical trial found it slowed the progression of Alzheimer’s by 30%, but recent revelations have left investors and doctors with more questions than answers, reports Bloomberg.

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