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2018-01-03 Science
Scientists Find Alzheimer's Treatment While Trying To Cure Diabetes
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Posted by DarthVader 2018-01-03 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [220 views ]  Top

#1 chronic inflammation from anywhere in the body affects the brain.

the brain evolved out of genes for the immune system and genes involved with inflammation in the body are involved with removing memories in the brain. The brain has it's own separate immune system.

Posted by Bright Pebbles 2018-01-03 04:55||   2018-01-03 04:55|| Front Page Top

#2 isn't this treatment the premise for the story, "Flowers for Algernon" and then the movie "Charlie"
Posted by lord garth 2018-01-03 05:13||   2018-01-03 05:13|| Front Page Top

#3 isn't this treatment the premise for the story, "Flowers for Algernon" and then the movie "Charlie"

Charlie was mentally retarded in Flowers for Algernon, functioning at the trainable level. The treatment gave him new abilities rather than restoring what had been lost. That book particularly resonated for me because my mother pioneered training programs for mentally retarded children and adults, and created a sheltered workshop for those capable of being trained to do simple assembly work. So I spent quite a few of my days off from school among them, and was keenly aware of how much they yearned to be smart like everyone else.
Posted by trailing wife 2018-01-03 12:13||   2018-01-03 12:13|| Front Page Top

#4 Victoza is one of the 3 things they were looking at. Its been researched by itself not only for diabetes, but as an appetite suppression drug, and as of 5 years ago, it was seen in humans to have reduced ro reversed the plaques of Alzheimers. Basically they were doing alzeimers brain studies post-mortem on a group, and found a subset of the deceased who had dramatic reductions in brain plaques and Alzheimers. The only thing they all had in common was that they were part of a clinical trial of Victoza and had used it for several years.

So this is good news. If accurate this may not only prevent it, but might reverse Alzheimers to some extent.
Posted by Injun Bucket8891 2018-01-03 20:09||   2018-01-03 20:09|| Front Page Top

#5 So it gets rid of brain plaque...

Literally 'brain bleach'...

Cool!
Posted by CrazyFool 2018-01-03 20:29||   2018-01-03 20:29|| Front Page Top

#6 almost as good as a Subpoena'd Hillary's testimony
Posted by Frank G 2018-01-03 20:36||   2018-01-03 20:36|| Front Page Top

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