Alzheimer’s New Drug ‘Halts’ Decline

Alzheimer’s New Drug ‘Halts’ Decline

Arun Ghosh, at right, a Purdue professor of chemistry and medicinal chemistry, and graduate
student Xiaoming Xu discuss the structure of an enzyme inhibitor designed to treat Alzheimer’s disease

Scientists in Britain have developed a drug which could represent a major breakthrough in treatment for people with Alzheimer’s disease, they said on Wednesday.

The drug, Rember, targets the build-up of tau protein tangles which form inside the brain nerve cells of people with Alzheimer’s.

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