Diabetes Drug Could Help Fight Alzheimer's Disease, University of Ulster Study
Published: Sep 18, 2012
A drug designed for diabetes sufferers could have the potential to treat neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's, a study by scientists at the University of Ulster has revealed. Type II diabetes is a known risk factor for Alzheimer's and it is thought that impaired insulin signalling in the brain could damage nerve cells and contribute to the disease. Scientists believe that drugs designed to tackle Type II diabetes could also have benefits for keeping our brain cells healthy.