U.S. Government’s initiative to fight against Alzheimer’s disease

Normal brain versus Advanced Alzheimer's disease
Normal brain versus Advanced Alzheimer's disease

U.S. Government has announced the investment of $100 million to study the Alzheimer’s disease on Tuesday.

There will be two large studies. One will check whether the drug decreases the progression of the Alzheimer’s disease or not that runs in the family. The second study will test whether the nasal spray that sends insulin to the brain decreases the problems of Alzheimer’s disease or not.

[hana-code-insert name=’StumbleUpon’ /][hana-code-insert name=’Reddit’ /]”We are at an exceptional moment,” with many of the significant discoveries about Alzheimer’s  diseases in the last few months than in recent years, Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, said on Tuesday.

Experts are of the opinion this project, which has been started from a new website, is thought to find the effective treatments by 2025, if we will use a range of different drugs in combination and they must be used before the disease has destroyed the portions of the brain.

“Once the train leaves the station of degeneration, it might be too late to stop it,” Dr. Reisa Sperling of Harvard Medical School said. “We need to define the critical window for intervention.”

“A lot more needs to be done and it needs to be done right now, because people with Alzheimer’s disease and their loved ones and caregivers need help right now,” Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said in announcing the plan.

It has been estimated that about 5.4 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease or the related form of dementias and this number can move up to 16 million Americans by 2050. This disease is still out of cure.


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