Scientists at Trinity make breakthrough with Alzheimers

Scientists at Trinity make breakthrough with Alzheimers

Scientists at Trinity College in Dublin say they have made a major breakthrough which could help develop therapies for people with Alzheimers Disease.

The research sheds new light on a process in the brain that causes the development of Alzheimer's.

Dr Matthew Campbell from Trinity College says the breakthrough is a step towards finding effective treatments for the disease.

"So essentially what we've discovered is that there's a toxic protein in the brain of Alzheimer's patients and it's well known it's called labelloid beta, but the mechanism of how it gets out of the brain isn't so well known, and essentially what we've discovered is how this material labelloid beta moves from the brain back into the blood and if we can get a better understanding of how that happens we could potentially direct novel therapies for Alzheimer's patients."


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