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Alzheimer’s breakthrough: British scientists pave way for simple pill to cure disease

Publié par Clifford Armion le 10/10/2013

Charlie Cooper

Scientists have hailed an historic “turning point” in the search for a medicine that could beat Alzheimer's disease, after a drug-like compound was used to halt brain cell death in mice for the first time.
Although the prospect of a pill for Alzheimer's remains a long way off, the landmark British study provides a major new pathway for future drug treatments.
The compound works by blocking a faulty signal in brains affected by neurodegenerative diseases, which shuts down the production of essential proteins, leading to brain cells being unprotected and dying off.
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" Alzheimer’s breakthrough: British scientists pave way for simple pill to cure disease", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), octobre 2013. Consulté le 27/09/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/alzheimer-s-breakthrough-british-scientists-pave-way-for-simple-pill-to-cure-disease