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Can Pine Cones Help with Alzheimer's Disease?
Posted: Thursday, August 2, 2012 5:49 PM
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From Alzheimer's Daily News:

(Source: Healthcare Today) - Scientists have found a link between a chemical found in pine cones and a tablet that can slow the progress of Alzheimer's disease.

Animal studies have revealed that the drug NIC5-15 could help prevent the formation of amyloid plaques, which are believed to coat the brain cells and stops them from working effectively.


Humanetics Corporation has developed the drug alongside researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine with early clinical trials on health volunteers showing it to be safe.


The company is now planning to recruit volunteers to test the optimum dose of the drug in terms of minimum side effects.


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