Cancer residue caused by treatment could be removed.
Alzheimer’s disease, accounting for 60-70% of dementia cases, is caused by degenerative nerve cells in the brain.
The body’s energy to remove them comes from mitochondria. If these become damaged, however, the whole cell dies. Making the clean-up process increasingly problematic as we age.
Now, an international research team spearheaded by Oslo University has been looking for agents to stimulate the waste disposal process.
Instead of 3 years, thanks to artificial intelligence, the team tested 3,000 potential candidates inside 3 months.
Two natural substances, one from crimson glory vine, the other from apples, broccoli or green tea, appear to be suitable.
Initial tests on mice and worms were promising.