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One bad night’s sleep may increase levels of Alzheimer’s protein

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Just one night of bad sleep may lead to more of a protein linked to Alzheimer’s disease building up in the brain.

People with Alzheimer’s disease tend to have sticky clumps of beta-amyloid protein in their brains, although the roll these plaques play in the condition is unclear. It’s possible this protein helps cause the condition, or instead that the protein forms plaques in the brain in response to the disease.

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Potential new treatment for Alzheimer’s disease

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amyloid cleared from brain by aducanumab

Aducanumab is an exciting potentially new treatment for Alzheimer’s disease and may possibly be the first potential cure.

A human monoclonal antibody, aducanumab, has been shown to remove amyloid beta plaques from the brains of patients with early or mild Alzheimer’s disease. The drug was more effective at higher doses. This was shown using PET brain scans (see below).

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Salsalate may reverse Alzheimer's memory loss

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Salsalate a medication mentioned by Hippocrates may reverse Alzheimer's memory loss.

salsalate may treat alzheimer's disease

Salsalate is already used for arthritis but it could bring back memories of people suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

One of the world’s oldest drugs which was first mentioned by Hippocrates in the 5th Century BC could help restore memory in Alzheimer’s patients, scientists hope.

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Amyloidosis

Amyloidosis is an uncommon disease in which a substance called amyloid, composed of fibrous protein, accumulates in tissues and organs, including the liver, kidneys, tongue, spleen, brain and heart.

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