Good News Friday

Okay, I didn’t have time to compile my usual list. Travel, work, etc. have really thrown my blogging for a loop. But here’s ONE piece of good news, for those of us worried about those “senior citizen moments” we get on occasion:

Yale School of Medicine researchers have discovered a protein that is the missing link in the complicated chain of events that lead to Alzheimer’s disease, they report in the Sept. 4 issue of the journal Neuron.

Researchers also found that blocking the protein with an existing drug can restore memory in mice with brain damage that mimics the disease.

“What is very exciting is that of all the links in this molecular chain, this is the protein that may be most easily targeted by drugs,” said Stephen Strittmatter, the Vincent Coates Professor of Neurology and senior author of the study. “This gives us strong hope that we can find a drug that will work to lessen the burden of Alzheimer’s.”

Yay we’re saved!


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9 responses to “Good News Friday

  1. democommie

    But it’s only good news if the SKKKrotalMurKKKanPatriotiKKK Front will admit that there’s a problem with their memories! {;>)

  2. Oh, great. There goes that excuse.

  3. Jim in Memphis

    This is wonderful news. A co-worker’s wife is having severe issues with Alzheimer’s and it is sad to see how quickly things got bad for her.

  4. Just keep blogging! Stay young forever! That and playing music.

  5. You don’t believe for a minute that the drug companies are in a hurry to develop or market this, do you???? What about all those “Walk For The Research/CURE Of Alzheimer’s” folks… will they get their PAYCHECKS???

  6. Grandmas can play video games. they say playing sharpens the mind and reflexes. know what? I can believe that.