Reuters - "Alzheimer's Discovery Spurs New Hope For Future Prevention"
There's new hope for Alzheimer's patients and their families with new research likely to accelerate the development of preventative drugs. A discovery made by scientists in Iceland provides strong evidence that Alzheimer’s is caused by a build-up of a plaque called beta amyloid in the brain, giving drug-makers new incentives to develop anti-amyloid treatments for use before symptoms take hold. Alzheimer's researchers like Dr. Sam Gandy of Mount Sinai School of Medicine are hailing the new discovery as the most significant finding in 20 years. "Hopefully within a decade we'll be able to arrest the progression of the disease,” said Dr. Gandy. “But what may take a bit longer and where we want to be is to totally prevent the disease from ever happening." Learn more