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2008-08-04 15:00:16

SCOTS scientists have developed a drug they say can halt the devastating progress of Alzheimer's disease. It could prove at least twice as effective in treating the disease as current medicines. The drug, known as rember, slows progression of the disease by as much as 81per cent.

2008-07-30 18:00:22

A NEW drug could prove at least twice as effective in treating Alzheimer's disease as current medicines, according to new research. The drug, rember, slows progression of the disease by asmuch as 81%, a British-led study published last night found.

2008-07-30 18:00:17

By Jeremy Manier CHICAGO - A new treatment for Alzheimer's disease significantly slowed elderly patients' mental decline and may have revealed a new way of attacking the illness, according to a study presented Tuesday at a Chicago medical conference.

2008-07-30 12:00:21

* Alzheimer's was first described in 1906 by the German neurologist Alois Alzheimer * According to the Alzheimer's Society the disease affects around 417,000 people in the UK * Sufferers from the disease have been shown to have a shortage of the chemical acetylcholine in their brains * In the course of the disease, 'plaques' and 'tangles' develop in the brain, leading to the death of brain cells * People in the early stages may experience lapses of memory and have problems finding the...

2008-07-30 12:00:21

By JANE KIRBY EXPERTS today hailed a new drug which could prove at least twice as effective in treating Alzheimer's disease as current medicines as a "major development". The drug, rember, slows progression of the disease by as much as 81%, a British-led study found.

2008-07-30 12:00:07

By JANE KIRBY A new drug could prove at least twice as effective in treating Alzheimer's disease as current medicines, new research has shown. The drug, rember, slows progression of the disease by as much as 81%, a British-led study has found.

2008-07-30 06:00:16

By Lyndsay Moss A NEW drug capable of halting Alzheimer's disease in its tracks was hailed yesterday as a "hugely exciting" development in the battle against the devastating condition.

2008-07-30 03:00:15

Researchers at Scotland's University of Aberdeen say a new drug they've developed holds great promise in slowing the progression of Alzheimer's disease.

2008-07-30 00:00:02

By Jeremy Laurance Health Editor The first of a new class of treatments for Alzheimer's disease has been shown to be more than twice as effective as existing drugs in slowing progression of the condition, scientists said yesterday.

2008-07-29 15:01:15

CHICAGO _ A new treatment for Alzheimer's disease significantly slowed elderly patients' mental decline and may have revealed a new way of attacking the illness, according to a study presented Tuesday at a Chicago medical conference.


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