Promising Therapy for Alzheimer's - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

8/23/04

Promising Therapy for Alzheimer's

There is promising news in the fight against Alzheimer's Disease. At the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, researchers say a specially designed shunt stopped the loss of language and memory skills in eight patients who tried it for one year.

It's a small study, but an impressive start. Researchers believe the shunt prevents toxins from accumulating in the brain, slowing the death of cells associated with memory and language loss. So now, a larger study is planned at Stanford.

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