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Potential human transmission of Alzheimer’s – Expert reaction

John Kerr posted in on September 10th, 2015.

The medical fallout from a historic hormone treatment has revealed that the amyloid beta protein associated with Alzheimer‘s disease may be passed from one person to another, according to a new study. However, experts say the findings, while fascinating, do not represent a current health risk. New European research, published today in Nature, examined the […]

Alzheimer’s drug announcement – expert reaction

John Kerr posted in on July 23rd, 2015.

Scientists are cautiously optimistic about new data indicating the drug solanezumab can slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease – if provided early. The drug’s developer, pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly, this week announced preliminary findings from clinical trials investigating the drug solanezumab. Combining data from several trials, the researchers were able to show that patients who […]

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