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A number of American scientists have found the first drug that can prevent Alzheimer’s disease, as it works to boost a substance in the brain that rid it of harmful proteins that cause memory loss.
According to the medical research team at Temple University School of Medicine in Pennsylvania, published by the Daily Mail, their findings give hope that the drug may slow or prevent dementia and amnesia in humans.
The research team indicated that they had tried the drug on modified mice to develop age-related disease, and they found that they had no symptoms after being injected with the new drug.
Scientists called the new drug “pharmacological chaperone”, and they explained that it works to repair mutations in the amyloid beta and tau proteins that collect in the brains of patients and work to form plaques that result in the loss of connections between nerve cells in the brain, which leads to the death of these cells and the loss of brain tissue .
The researchers pointed out that they are currently planning to conduct clinical trials of the drug in humans.