(MODERN READERS) — It’s been an extraordinary week for Alzheimer’s research, with two groundbreaking discoveries having been made that could transform future treatment. Along with discovering what could be the earliest symptom of preclinical Alzheimer’s, experiments on test subjects have highlighted a possible method for reversing the symptoms of the disease.

Scientists from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Glasgow University injected mice with a protein called IL-33 on a daily basis, which resulted in a full reversal in cognitive decline and the symptoms of Alzheimer’s in a matter of days.

Though the tests have so far been limited to rodents, the team believes it possible that the same technique could be used to treat human patients.

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