Thursday, January 10, 2008

Alzheimer's Symptons Reversed Almost Instantaneously

A drug used for arthritis can reverse the symptoms of Alzheimer's "in minutes".
It appears to tackle one of the main features of the disease - inflammation in the brain.

The drug, called
Enbrel, is injected into the spine where it blocks a chemical responsible for damaging the brain and other organs.

A pilot study carried out by U.S. researchers found one patient had his symptoms reversed "in minutes".

You can read more here.

Some questions:
-Seeing how this report only involves 15 people's results, do you think it wise to release such information when it has not been approved for Alzheimer's treatment?
-Do you think that releasing information like this is more helpful to the public or more harmful? Why?
-If you have a loved one who is affected by this disease and the FDA has yet to approve the treatment, would you find a way to get this treatment administered to your loved one?

1 comment:

Rhea said...

I hope the work documented in the study develops into something that can be widely applied to Alzheimer's patients. We'll see.