To construct the memory circuits, the scientists use a liquid alloy of gallium and indium, set in water-based gels that can be implanted into the brain. On the Register website, Rik Myslewski quotes researcher Michael Dickey as saying, "We’ve created a memory device with the physical properties of Jell-O. Our memory device is soft and pliable, and functions extremely well in wet environments–similar to the human brain." This would be a CURE for Alzheimer’s.
Scientists in Canada (where they speak both English and French) have discovered evidence that speaking two languages can help delay the start of Alzheimer’s symptoms by as much as five years. PhysOrg.com quotes researcher Fergus Craik as saying, "We are not claiming that bilingualism in any way prevents Alzheimer’s or other dementias, but it may contribute to cognitive reserve in the brain which appears to delay the onset of Alzheimer’s symptoms for quite some time." It’s a good reason to study a foreign language!
Something very strange has happened: A cure for Alzheimer’s may have been discovered in soil from Easter Island. Bacteria isolated from the dirt in this mysterious, isolated place has cured memory deficits in mice.
A drug called Rapamycin, which keeps the immune system from attacking transplanted organs, cured brain lesions in mice with Alzheimer’s. It is also being tested in cancer research studies.