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Report: Scientists Find Alzheimer’s Treatment While Trying To Cure Diabetes

Although their goal was to cure diabetes, scientists may have stumbled onto a new medication to help treat the devastating effects of Alzheimer’s disease. According to a press release from researchers at Lancaster University, a new drug being tested for diabetes patients was found to have “significantly reversed memory loss” in test subjects and is now being examined as possible treatment for neurodegenerative disorders.

A daily injection of a drug initially developed for diabetes may reverse Alzheimer’s, early research suggests.Scientists at Lancaster University found the treatment – called a triple receptor agonist – significantly improved memory and reduced toxins in the brain when tested on mice.Experts last night said the drug has ‘clear promise’ to eventually become the first treatment to tackle Alzheimer’s.

Source: CBSLocal.com

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