A landmark breakthrough by British scientists at the University of Leicester is reported on the BBC. A chemical which can stop brain cell death in a neurodegenerative disease could hold the key for treating Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntingdon’s diseases, scientists say. Use this link to the BBC report.
An excellent followup article also from the BBC explains the excitement in the media.
Commenting on the research, Prof Roger Morris, from King’s College London, said: “This finding, I suspect, will be judged by history as a turning point in the search for medicines to control and prevent Alzheimer’s Disease.”