Monday, May 27, 2024

Alzheimer’s: Donanimab may be a breakthrough in treating and slowing the disease


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  • author, Fergus Walsh and Michael Roberts
  • stock, BBC News

A new drug called donanimab has been hailed as a breakthrough in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease, with results from a global trial confirming that it slows cognitive decline.

The antibody drug helps people with this type of dementia in the early stages of the disease by removing the protein that builds up in the brain.

Although there is no cure for everything, the charities say the findings, published in JAMA The Journal of the American Medical Association, mark a new era in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.

England’s Medicines Regulatory Authority has begun evaluating it for potential use in the National Health Service (NHS).

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