Scientists in Australia have made an exciting breakthrough in Alzheimer’s research, demonstrating what they describe as the first gene-therapy-based approach for treating advanced forms of the disease. Through experiments in mice, the team was able to show how activating a key enzyme in the brain can prevent the kind of memory loss associated with advanced forms of Alzheimer’s, and even reverse it.
Scientists investigating the driving factors behind certain neurological diseases have uncovered a new class of proteins that could help us intervene in some of the destructive processes that take place in the brain. The findings throw up new possibilities when it comes to treating Alzheimer’s and schizophrenia, with the team hopeful they can also shed light on why some are more susceptible to these types of diseases than others.
There are plenty of scientific facts that are relatively easy to access regarding Covid-19. And not at all surprising, the science doesn’t support the hyper-politicized cesspool of misinformation promoted by those who wish only to control our behavior and movement.
Will Witt interviewed Dr. Jeff Barke about the virus – what is causing the recent “spike” in cases, the misreporting and general bad advice given to the public – like not allowing schools to reopen.
He also discusses who is and is not all vulnerable, the myth of mask wearing, its false sense of security and how it may actually be harmful to do so.
He and Will discuss and dispel this and many other falsities in the following Prager U video. I urge everyone to encourage as many people as possible to watch this:
Scientists are already struggling to make headway in the fight against dementia, and the discovery of a new more aggressive form of neurodegeneration that’s often misdiagnosed as Alzheimer’s disease further complicates the problem.
A new study from the University of Kentucky has described a novel form of dementia characterized by the toxic accumulation of four different proteins in the brain. The research suggests many patients diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease may be suffering from this different, and more complex, neurodegenerative condition.
All cells in the human body have a shelf-life, but those of the cancerous variety use some cunning trickery to outlive their expiry dates and continue spreading throughout the body. Scientists at the University of Tokyo have developed a synthetic version of a fungal compound that could help swing things back in our favor, by reactivating a missing gene that would normally drive these sinister cells to self-destruction.
by: Brent Smith
President Trump has promoted the safe and prescribed use of hydroxychloroquine for months now and the left has mocked and derided him for. The WHO even halted a study of it due to the results of research showing that the drug not only doesn’t work but is unsafe and deadlier than first thought. But now they’ve changed their tune.
Leftist politicians have reveled in their new-found command and control authority over the public regarding the pandemic. But now, all of the sudden, they’ve found a new cause that has pushed the “killer” virus to back of the bus (so to speak).
I explore the hypocrisy of the left regarding the onset of protesters and rioters that show no regard for the left’s social distance edict. It’s like the politicians no longer care about the pandemic.
from Brent Smith for World Net Daily:
COVID-19 has a much higher death rate than that of the seasonal flu, the experts say. We mustn’t compare it to the flu. This has been the intonation almost since SARS-CoV-2 was discovered. It’s like comparing apples to oranges, blah, blah, blah.
In March, Dr. Anthony Fauci said COVID-19 is far deadlier than the flu. “The flu has a mortality of 0.1 percent, this has a mortality of 10 times that,” warned Fauci.
Early on we heard that the novel coronavirus mortality rate was catastrophic relative to that of the flu. “COVID-19, has caused more than 1.4 million illnesses and 85,000 deaths in the U.S. as of May 14, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.”
And it’s far worse today, we’re told, as we just recently surpassed the 100,000-deaths threshold.
This guy should have been fired over a month ago!!
from the Blaze:
Fauci changes tune, now says second COVID-19 wave may never happen — and mask-wearing is symbolic
Dr. Anthony Fauci now says that a second wave of COVID-19 may not even happen and that wearing a mask is largely symbolic at this point
In a Wednesday interview with CNN’s “Newsroom,” Fauci — member of the White House’s coronavirus task force — said that a second COVID-19 wave is not necessarily inevitable.
As time passes and the scientific and medical community become more aware of exactly what Covid-19 is and is capable of, more and more treatments are surfacing.
But it seems that in many cases, the treatments developed are not new and cutting edge, but have been with us for sometimes multiple decades.
And such it is with this latest therapy, convalescent plasma, which has been around much longer than has hydroxychloroquine – some 140 years.
This plasma treatment, which is basically a transfusion of plasma from a patient that has had the virus and recovered, thus developing antibodies, to a sick, sometimes critically ill patients. Thus far the results are promising with no side effects.