Scientists Make Breakthrough in Search for Alzheimer’s Cure
- Medical Science
- Alzheimer’s disease
- In Alzheimer’s, immune cells begin to consume arginine, a vital nutrient for the body
- 135 million people are expected to be suffering from dementia by 2050
To cut it short
Duke University researchers have laid the groundwork for a procedure that prevents the formation of ‘plaques’ in the brain and memory loss during Alzheimer’s. A lack of effective drugs had curtailed research funding but the recent discovery has opened doors for new treatment and drug target.