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Podcast #12 - Alzheimer’s Breakthrough

Written by Dr Doug Wilson
on October 14, 2020

Episode 12 Alzheimer’s Breakthrough

Dr Doug and Dave reveal an exciting breakthrough in the search for a more effective drug for Alzheimer’s disease.

Listen closely to learn the ins and outs of the science behind Alzheimer's, dementia, and the journey currently being taken to develop a new drug. The science is complex, but don’t worry if words like beta-amyloid cause you to yawn because Dr Doug breaks down the science for everybody to understand with ease. This podcast provides an in-depth look at how Alzheimer's drugs and our understanding of the disease has developed over the years and why an effective drug is proving to be such a challenge for the drug making industry.

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