Wits breakthrough could slow progression of Alzheimer’s

A team of researchers at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) have made a breakthrough that could help patients with Alzheimer’s.

The team has invented a nasal spray which could slow down the progression of the disease, explains lead researcher Prof. Stefan Weiss.

Read: Local support network offers help to families affected by dementia

It is not a cure, but it could see a significant improvement of memory and cognitive functions in the Alzheimer’s disease patients.

The professor explains how the breakthrough came about.

We did studies on mice. The drug improves the memory of the animal tested.

Professor Stefan Weiss, lead researcher

They had improved memory and cognitive functions after a very short time.

Professor Stefan Weiss, lead researcher

The memory does not go back to 100%, we see significant improvement of the memory. That's very good.

Professor Stefan Weiss, lead researcher

Listen to the professor explain the research progress:


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