Having zero awareness of the moment in which we live and the place, forgetting our loved ones, feeling that we are under constant threat and that the most important thing is to be in our home and to have our money safe; This is how a person with Alzheimer’s feels.
If we add to this that said person is incapable of realizing their state, we face a disease that increasingly affects most of the population, and what is worse, affects from earlier ages. It starts with dementia, which is usual in old age, but manages to aggravate the adult’s situation to the point of plunging into Alzheimer’s.
Parallel investigated by scientists around the world, Alzheimer’s is, along with cancer and obesity, one of the main goals to be dealt with in the future. Today I woke up reading a hopeful news.
Scottish researchers manage to kill Alzheimer’s in mice
As many of the investigations that have as objective to treat a condition in a superior animal or the same human being, they must propose an escalation with the different tests to study its viability. In this way, the researchers of the Glasgow University and the Institute of Science and Technology from the University of Hong Kongthey took the murine model as a tool to study how to reverse Alzheimer’s symptoms in this study.
Therapy would target the IL-33, a protein naturally present in our brain and spinal cord. curiously, this interleukin appears expressed in less concentration in the brain of those with Alzheimer’s. The relationship that seems to exist between the IL-33 and Alzheimer’s resides in the supposed ability to remove amyloid plaques – known biomarkers of Alzheimer’s – by recruiting our immune system and by producing an enzyme called niprilisine.
We already knew in detail that in the progression of Alzheimer’s the accumulation of amyloid plaques in the brain, which gradually eroded the connection between our nerve cells, triggering cell death and a total loss of tissue.
Drugs against oblivion
It is expected with great expectation that the results of this drug in mice are not toxic in an effective dose for humans, and that it will end Alzheimer’s disease once and for all.