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Old 11-09-2008, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Wicker Park, Chicago
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Cure for Alzheimers? Maybe it'll end up as an expenisve pill to milk Medicare or other insurance, and we'd probably barely afford it.
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Old 11-09-2008, 07:20 PM
 
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Cure for Alzheimers? Maybe it'll end up as an expenisve pill to milk Medicare or other insurance, and we'd probably barely afford it.
Or maybe people would eventually heed the research that i and others have posted about all the clinical research about lifestyle choices being a strong preventor of this disease. Proper Diet and Exercise doesn't cost Medicare much if anything.
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Old 11-09-2008, 10:24 PM
 
Location: MO Ozarkian in NE Hoosierana
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Or maybe people would eventually heed the research that i and others have posted about all the clinical research about lifestyle choices being a strong preventor of this disease. Proper Diet and Exercise doesn't cost Medicare much if anything.
Indeed, quite true, regarding the life style choices... along w/ pushing & assisting wherever, however for more research & funding - as there is much in the pipeline that the regular medical docs don't currently have access to, and won't for some time, until the feds grant approval for trials and then later regular meds. So, in the meantime, its up to each of us to take bestest care we can of ourselves and loved one, and as said, keep supporting research.
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Old 11-10-2008, 04:50 AM
 
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Indeed, quite true, regarding the life style choices... along w/ pushing & assisting wherever, however for more research & funding - as there is much in the pipeline that the regular medical docs don't currently have access to, and won't for some time, until the feds grant approval for trials and then later regular meds. So, in the meantime, its up to each of us to take bestest care we can of ourselves and loved one, and as said, keep supporting research.
I read a really great book a couple of years back called the ''Fantastic Voyage'' which was about all the new technologies and medicines that will be coming into the norm in the future from Stem Cells, Gene Therepies , RNA Interference, DNA Medicines, Autophagy Meds etc...that will allow us to not only experience longevity but to also at the same time be very youngish with little or no disease. Like being 130 years old and yet looking and feeling like a 40 year old.

However the authors presented all the different research in which diet, exercise and supplementation can fight and stave off disease in the first place. So their premise was ''Live long enough to live forever''. In other words do everything diet/exercise wise to stay healthy long enough for the futuristic medical technologies which should be coming into our lives in the next 20, 30, 50 years etc...to keep us alive and also youngish for another 200, 300, 500 years etc..
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Old 11-10-2008, 07:07 PM
 
Location: MO Ozarkian in NE Hoosierana
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I read a really great book a couple of years back called the ''Fantastic Voyage'' which was about all the new technologies and medicines that will be coming into the norm in the future from Stem Cells, Gene Therepies , RNA Interference, DNA Medicines, Autophagy Meds etc...that will allow us to not only experience longevity but to also at the same time be very youngish with little or no disease. Like being 130 years old and yet looking and feeling like a 40 year old.

However the authors presented all the different research in which diet, exercise and supplementation can fight and stave off disease in the first place. So their premise was ''Live long enough to live forever''. In other words do everything diet/exercise wise to stay healthy long enough for the futuristic medical technologies which should be coming into our lives in the next 20, 30, 50 years etc...to keep us alive and also youngish for another 200, 300, 500 years etc..
So, does drinking beers, eating Twinkees, and sitting about watching sports on the TV count? Ya know, when I read that title, my mind immediately went to that movie where they shrunk a sub and they journeyed through someone's veins. But, yes, you are right - person definitely increases their odds of long healthier life by taking care of what they do and what they put into their body, along w/ positive emotions. What hurts that argument is when you hear of someone that never smoked and wasn't around any known carcinogenic, for example, but yet still succumbs to lung cancer... But, ya gotta give it good fight.
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Old 11-13-2008, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Texas
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The newly identified, second generation compounds maintain the protective feature of GW5074 but are not toxic – even at very high doses – and hold promise in halting the steady march of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.
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Old 11-14-2008, 07:05 AM
 
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While still in culture dishes at least they are thinking outside the box which is what we need to cure these diseases.
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Old 11-15-2008, 12:03 AM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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While still in culture dishes at least they are thinking outside the box which is what we need to cure these diseases.
I hope something is found and found soon. One of my concerns is will big pharma come through with a benefit that most will benefit from and then have the few rant and rail if it is not 100%. Nothing is fool proof in medicine as it is not an exact science.
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Old 11-15-2008, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Texas
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The new research reveals key steps taken in the brain by Tat, a protein that is central to HIV's attack on cells called neurons. Researchers discovered the receptor that Tat uses to attack neurons, and they were able to reverse the effects of Tat in the laboratory by blocking the receptor.
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Old 11-16-2008, 10:41 AM
 
Location: MO Ozarkian in NE Hoosierana
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Good article, interesting the potential ties between these diseases.
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