Studying a Possible Treatment to Alzheimer's
(November 2013) While people with Down syndrome are almost certain to develop the pathological brain changes associated with Alzheimer’s disease, those with rheumatoid arthritis tend to avoid the disease.
Scientists long assumed their reduced risk was somehow linked to the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) they took for pain, but recent clinical trials have cast doubt on that theory. Meanwhile, Huntington Potter,
“I always preferred to believe that they had
In recent years, Potter and his colleagues have identified that molecule—granulocyte macrophage colony-stimulating factor, or GM-CSF—and, through animal and laboratory studies,