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2013-03-12 10:02:19

A new drug may improve memory problems in people with moderate Alzheimer's disease, according to a phase IIa study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 65th Annual Meeting in San Diego, March 16 to 23, 2013. The drug is called ORM-12741. The drug is the first to target a specific subtype of adrenergic receptors (alpha-2C) in the brain, which are believed to be involved in modulation of brain functions under stressful conditions, or the "fight or...

What Is Alzheimer's Disease?
2013-01-21 09:33:26

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online What is Alzheimer's? According to the National Institutes of Health, Alzheimer's disease occurs when there is a loss of brain function and is a type of dementia that worsens over time. In particular, the disease can affect cognitive functions like memory and thinking. The risk of Alzheimer's increases as a person becomes older, has a close blood relative who has suffered the disease in the past, or has specific genes that have...

Diabetes Drug Treats Alzheimer’s
2012-12-11 19:17:25

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online According to a new report in The Journal of Neuroscience, an interdisciplinary team of Japanese and Canadian scientists have shown that a drug intended for diabetes, known as AC253, appears to restore memory in Alzheimer's-affected brain cells. "This is very important because it tells us that drugs like this might be able to restore memory, even after Alzheimer's disease may have set in," said co-author Jack Jhamandas, a...

2012-11-08 00:54:51

'In silico search for an endogenous anti-Alzheimer's molecule -- Screening amino acid metabolic pathways' published today in the Canadian Journal of Chemistry Researchers at Dalhousie University have discovered a new technique using "computer-aided" drug design that may lead to an entirely new approach in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease (AD). "Alzheimer's is a devastating disease for which no truly disease-modifying drugs are available. Our approach is completely novel. We explore...

2011-07-20 16:36:09

Results from Europe and US highlight interest in early diagnosis despite wide fear of and familiarity with the condition Results of an international survey reveal that over 85% of respondents in the five countries surveyed say that if they were exhibiting confusion and memory loss, they would want to see a doctor to determine if the cause of the symptoms was Alzheimer's disease. Over 94% would want the same if a family member were exhibiting the symptoms. The findings were presented today at...

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