Latest Amyloid precursor protein secretase Stories

2008-10-21 15:00:28

SARASOTA, Fla., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- A team of world-renowned scientists today announced the launch of Archer Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a new company that will use modern technologies for the identification of novel treatments for Alzheimer's disease. Archer Pharmaceuticals, Inc., led by Chief Executive Officer Michael Mullan, M.B.B.S., Ph.D. and Chief Technical Officer Fiona Crawford, Ph.D., was created based on the groundbreaking research that their team has been conducting in Florida...

2008-07-28 09:00:31

CoMentis, Inc. and Astellas Pharma, Inc. announced today that the companies will present six abstracts related to CTS21166 (ASP1702), a beta-secretase inhibitor for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease, at the 2008 International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease (ICAD) in Chicago, July 26-31. CTS21166 (ASP1702) is the first of several highly selective, potent and orally active beta-secretase inhibitors being developed by CoMentis and Astellas. The following posters related to CTS21166...

2008-07-04 03:00:08

By Anonymous Study details new molecular approach to preventing Alzheimer's. The April 24 Washington Post reported that German researchers have developed a new approach to the possible prevention of the molecular "debris" that is associated with the development of Alzheimer's disease. The basic idea - to block the activity of an enzyme called beta secretase - is not original, says a new study's lead author. Both academic and commercial laboratories are working on methods to prevent the...

2005-11-16 14:45:57

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Researchers with the University of Florida and the California Institute of Technology have developed a new strain of genetically modified mice that allow scientists to examine the potential usefulness of new therapies for Alzheimer's disease. The development, reported Nov. 15 in the international open-access medical journal PloS Medicine, has helped scientists evaluate the brain's ability to repair one of Alzheimer's hallmark lesions, senile plaque. These plaques occur...

2005-06-20 18:40:00

The route to a treatment for Alzheimer's disease may have become more straightforward with the discovery that a key enzyme known to have a major role in this disease is in fact part of a family of enzymes. Only some family members play a role in the progression of this brain-wasting illness, new research at the University of Toronto has found. "It was previously thought that an enzyme called gamma-secretase contributed to the development of protein deposits in the Alzheimer's brain. This...

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