Tuesday, July 17, 2007


THE "good" cholesterol that helps to fight heart disease may also be a defence against Alzheimer's disease, according to new Australian research.

AN ingredient in curry may help stimulate immune system cells that gobble up the brain-clogging proteins that mark Alzheimer's disease, US researchers said.

Curcumin may not be the only compound in the kitchen spice rack able to ward off Alzheimer's. In an interview with Reuters Health, Frautschy said that ``chemicals from rosemary (rosmarinic acid) and ginger (vanillin and zingerone, also high in Indian diets) have similar structure and should be tested.''

Using blood samples from Alzheimer's patients, they found that bisdemethoxycurcumin boosted immune cells called macrophages to clear a protein called amyloid beta, which clogs the brains of Alzheimer's patients and kills brain cells.
Macrophages are the immune cells that literally engulf and destroy deformed cells and attack invaders, like bacteria or viruses.

Are macrophages able to be built using nano technology? not robots, more like ROBIOTICS. can a cure or prevention for alzheimers be found BEFORE I LOSE MY MIND? or is it too late already?

1 comment:

funbushbabe said...

Well just incase they dont find a cure, I am ready. My Dementia care plan involves a cask of cheap plonk that never runs out and a game of buckaroo.