Author Topic: I'm safe!  (Read 403 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Snoopy

  • Administrator
  • Power Poster
  • *****
  • Posts: 54191
  • Reputation: 0
  • In the Prime of Senility
I'm safe!
« on: November 23, 2010, 09:47:19 AM »
Quote
Scientists at Dundee University have discovered that anti-diabetes drugs can be used to fight Alzheimer’s disease, after a researcher had a flash of inspiration during her commute.

Professor Susan Schweiger had a eureka moment while cycling to work and decided to use the diabetes drug metformin to treat dementia patients.

After investigating this hunch, a team of researchers found that the drug can not only treat Alzheimer’s disease, but prevent it developing in healthy people.

Although it was already known there was a link between diabetes and Alzheimer’s, this was the first time the drug has been used to combat the disease.

As the drug has already been tested on elderly patients and was found to be safe, it could come on to the market quicker than new drugs, which can take up to 20 years to be approved.

Or I could be .... if only I could remember to take it.
I used to have a handle on life but it broke.