Today's Geeky Science: Curry prevents Alzheimers, so does Nicotine!

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I tried to find Thom's article about curry for curing alzheimers and cancer but cant find it.

Coincidentally, yesterday I was surprised that Nicotine can also prevent alzheimers. Smokers have a much lower incidence of alzheimers than non-smokers. So now they are using nicotine patches for seniors suspected of getting alzheimers.

Neuroscientists discover nicotine could play role in Alzheimer's disease therapy

October 13, 2010

A team of neuroscientists has discovered important new information in the search for an effective treatment for Alzheimer's disease, the debilitating neurological disorder that afflicts more than 5.3 million Americans and is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States. Hey-Kyoung Lee, associate professor in the University of Maryland Department of Biology, and her research team have shown that they may be able to eliminate debilitating side effects caused by a promising Alzheimer's drug by stimulating the brain's nicotine receptors....... more>

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Apr. 2, 2010 9:44 am


This must be the link:

Researchers from Michigan State University, publishing the result of a study in the Journal of Biological Chemistry have found that this amazing natural compound is able to prevent the destructive formation of alpha-synuclein proteins that are the hallmark presentation in many neurodegenerative disease such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease. Curcumin is one a very select group of structures that is able to cross the delicate blood-brain barrier to affect biochemical and electrical activities in the brain. The turmeric derivative has demonstrated the unique capability to prevent clumping or aggregation leading to disease development.

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Feb. 29, 2012 1:19 pm

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