Drug closing in on Alzheimer’s

From The Australian, 20 September 2008:BETA-amyloid protein isn’t really much to look at. A tangle of amino acids, for much of our lives it exists harmlessly in our brains.But occasionally, something goes wrong. As we age, beta-amyloid can start to accumulate, building into deposits or plaques that somehow interfere with normal brain function in a Continue reading Drug closing in on Alzheimer’s

Delaying dementia next best to a cure

From The Australian, 30 August 2008:AT this stage of life, Jane and Michael d’Arbon should be looking forward to retirement, long holidays, seeing their four children set off to make their mark on the world, and watching the next stage of their life together take shape.Instead, they’re giving interviews on the devastating impact of Alzheimer’s Continue reading Delaying dementia next best to a cure