Scientists make drinkable drug that may stop Alzheimer's in its tracks

Could a drinkable drug cocktail reverse Alzheimer's? Solution restored memories of mice and stopped the disease in its tracks Tens of millions of people around the world suffer from Alzheimer's Disease  There is no cure, treatments are limited and more and more people are dying of the devastating brain disease  Scientists at Yale University wanted to find a way to disrupt the early protein binding that leads to the disease  They discovered that an old antibiotic in a liquid form stops this process in mice, restores synaptic connections in their brains and even restores memory 

By Natalie Rahhal Deputy Health Editor For Dailymail.com

Published: 16:00 GMT, 2 January 2019 | Updated: 17:08 GMT, 2 January 2019

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Scientists have discovered a drinkable drug cocktail that shows promise for blocking Alzheimer's-related decline and even restoring memory. 

For the 44 million people worldwide suffering from Alzheimer's disease, there is nothing to cure the devastating illness, and little more available to treat its symptoms. 

Researchers at Yale University are among many scientists the world over who are searching for some solution to this growing problem as the population ages. 

The Yale team discovered a way to retool an old antibiotic - known as Suprax, or cefixime - to treat the devastating form of dementia in mice and soon plan to test it in a larger sample of human Alzheimer's patients.

Scientists at Yale University discovered that an old antibiotic retooled into a liquid form may restore synaptic connections, memories and stop Alzheimer's Disease

Scientists at Yale University discovered that an old antibiotic retooled into a liquid form may restore synaptic connections, memories and stop Alzheimer's Disease

In the US, Alzheimer's disease is the sixth leading cause of death overall, and the fifth among those over 65.

As our population ages - particularly the baby boomer generation, in the US - the disease is only striking more and more people down.  

There are a handful of drugs used to ease Alzheimer's

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