Found an unexpected cure for the aging brain
MOSCOW, 1 Jan — RIA Novosti. Scientists from Lancaster University have found that a medicine used for the treatment of diabetes, can be used against Alzheimer’s disease and other age-related diseases. The study is published on the website EurekAlert.
Experts used transgenic mice whose DNA had genes responsible for the development of Alzheimer’s disease in humans. At a late stage of the disease, scientists have introduced a triple drug, including glukagonovy peptide-1, glucosidation insulinotropic polypeptide and glucagon, which stimulate the development of tissues. This decision was due to the fact that in Alzheimer’s disease in the human brain is not enough these substances.
In the end, in mice decreased the number of plaques in the brain, decreased levels of inflammation and oxidative stress. Thus, failed to prevent the death of nerve cells and to keep their jobs.