ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Local researchers have created a compound that reverses the symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease in mice.
Sounds like a pretty big deal, right?
Lead researcher Dr. Susan Farr at Saint Louis University says they think so, too.
“It’s in its early stages, but we found that in both this particular model and in another mouse model that we have, it can reverse the learning and memory deficits, and decrease a lot of the biochemical changes in the brain that are associated with Alzheimer’s as well,” she says.
In time and with much more study, Dr. Farr says she hopes this newly created compound will lead to a potential treatment for Alzheimer’s in humans.
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