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Alzheimer's drug hope

14th April 2009

Scientists at University College London have developed a new drug, CPHPC, which eradicates a protein from blood which is implicated in Alzheimer's disease.

People with the disease always have the protein SAP in their brains, which is thought to be damaging to nerve cells. Dr Susanne Sorensen, head of research at the Alzheimer's Society, said: "A key characteristic of Alzheimer's disease is the clumping together of proteins in the brain. It's very exciting that this drug could potentially interfere with this process, but it's too early to say how much it will benefit people with the disease."  

 

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