Archive for January, 2013

Cure for Alzheimer’s Disease:

Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia. AD is diagnosed most often in people over the age of 65. By 2050, Alzheimer’s is predicted to affect 1 in 85 people globally. There are many common symptoms of AD, even though it develops differently for every individual. Early symptoms are mistakenly thought to be age-related problems, or signs of stress. The most common symptom in the early stages of AD is the difficulty in remembering recent events. Symptoms can include confusion, mood swings, irritability and aggression, trouble with language and long-term memory loss. Gradually, bodily functions are lost, ultimately leading to death.

In the 2020s, new treatments will develop for Alzheimer’s, reducing the risk of getting the disease by more than half. After another decade of progress, an effective cure for Alzheimer’s was found. Researchers have identified precise mechanisms and processes involved in the loss of neurons and synapses in the cerebral cortex and subcortical regions. With a new generation of drugs, faulty genes can be “switched off” while the itself can be regenerated using stem cells.
This breakthrough was partially aided by reverse-engineering of the human brain, which provided researches with a complete model of its neurological system down to the cellular level. Nanobots, which were first developed in 2025, are now being used thoroughly around the medical establishments and these machines can precisely target individual cells.

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By Chris Stevenson