Alzheimer’s is a deadly and heartbreaking neurological disease as families watch loved ones disappear.
But researchers at a medical center in Queensland, Australia, believe that other drugs, already designated safe for human use for other conditions, may prove effective in fighting off the effects of the neurodegenerative disorder.
According to the Daily Mail, the researchers stated that there are drugs already available that tackle the activity of certain genes that are now believed to cause Alzheimer’s.
They stated that these could be repurposed to help those suffering from Alzheimer’s.
The results of their studies were published in Neruology Genetics.
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