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Cure For Alzheimer Disease Might Be Close At Hand
Alzheimer Disease is one of the leading causes of non violent death in the United States and almost 6 million Americans suffer from this slow paced yet lethal disease. There is very little understanding about what causes this disease and therefore doctors do not have much success in treating it. Thankfully, there is good news for the world at large and specifically for families of people who already suffer from this dreadful disease. It is believed that a team of researchers at the Roskamp Institute in Sarasota, Florida are very close to finding a cure for the disease. Success in this area has long eluded researchers located all over the world.
This breakthrough in the fight against Alzheimer comes as a result of painstaking work by the team at Roskamp. Incidentally, this institute was founded by Dr. Michael Mullan who has long been one of the frontrunners in the fight against this deadly disease. Dr. Mullan, a London trained physician, is well known throughout the bio medical world as is Dr. Fiona Crawford who is the President and CEO of the Institute. The focus of his studies has been the significance of the β amyloid protein to the development of the disease. As a matter of fact, Dr. Mullen research was responsible for pin pointing genetic mutations, specifically the Swedish Mutation, linked to the disease.
The Roskamp Institute enjoys a high level of credibility in the medical and scientific world on account of the pioneering work it does on the subject of understanding various diseases of the mind and brain. The institute studies not just Alzheimer disease although this disease takes a lion share of resources but also Tourette is syndrome, Parkinson Disease, drug addiction, the effect of traumatic brain injuries and the effects of war on a person psyche. As a result, it receives funding from a number of private and governmental bodies. As a matter of fact, the Department of Defense and NIH are two major funders of the institute.
The fact that the onset of Alzheimer is triggered by the accumulation of β amyloid protein in the body has been known for almost two decades now. The team at Roskamp is on the verge of developing treatments and medications that will help slow the pace at which β amyloid protein accumulates in the body and even reduce its levels overall so that the disease can be prevented or at least treated. This is The fight against Alzheimer Disease has progressed so far that it is no longer a question of whether a cure will be found but when. This will definitely go a long way to improving the quality of elderly people lives and help them be fully integrated into society for as long as possible.
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