Saturday, October 4, 2014

Pace Glenn Reynolds, More Faster Please!

This has the potential to be really huge -- for the first time, scientists have been able to reverse memory loss in Alzheimer patients. From a news release at Neuroscience News:
Since its first description over 100 years ago, Alzheimer’s disease has been without effective treatment. That may finally be about to change: in the first, small study of a novel, personalized and comprehensive program to reverse memory loss, nine of 10 participants, including the ones above, displayed subjective or objective improvement in their memories beginning within 3-to-6 months after the program’s start. Of the six patients who had to discontinue working or were struggling with their jobs at the time they joined the study, all were able to return to work or continue working with improved performance. Improvements have been sustained, and as of this writing the longest patient follow-up is two and one-half years from initial treatment.

Good on the researchers and scientists involved in this important line of medical research!