Thursday, August 04, 2005

Medical: Australian researchers make Alzheimer's breakthrough

Australian researchers have discovered a drug that slows the progression of Alzheimer's disease.

Neuroimmunologist Dr Gilles Guillemin of the University of NSW, has discovered a toxin that plays a key role in the development of Alzheimer's. If the production or effect of quinolinic acid could be blocked then it could slow the disease's progression.

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Sydney Morning Herald
News24, South Africa