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2013-06-13 10:06:12

Mount Sinai researchers find reduction in brain plaques in mice after treatment with drugs currently prescribed for other indications Multiple drug classes commonly prescribed for common medical conditions are capable of influencing the onset and progression of Alzheimer's disease, according to researchers at The Mount Sinai Medical Center. The findings are published online in the journal PLoS One. Led by Giulio Maria Pasinetti, MD, PhD, the Saunders Family Chair and Professor in...

Researchers Quantify Brain Protein Changes In Alzheimer Patients
2013-06-13 08:30:44

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A significant and potentially pivotal difference between the brains of patients with an inherited form of Alzheimer's disease and healthy family members who do not have it has been measured by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Researchers have long known that a protein fragment called amyloid beta builds up into plaques in Alzheimer´s patient´s brains. The theory is that these plaques...

2013-06-12 23:02:20

Mount Sinai researchers find reduction in brain plaques in mice after treatment with drugs currently prescribed for other indications. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 12, 2013 Multiple drug classes commonly prescribed for common medical conditions are capable of influencing the onset and progression of Alzheimer´s disease, according to researchers at The Mount Sinai Medical Center. The findings are published online in the journal PLoS One. Led by Giulio Maria Pasinetti, MD, PhD, the Saunders...

2013-06-11 14:53:38

Healthy test subjects with amyloid plaque were also found to have hypometabolism indicating a potential Alzheimer´s precursor Alzheimer´s disease has been linked in many studies to amyloid plaque buildup in the brain, but new research is finding a common thread between amyloid burden and lower energy levels, or metabolism, of neurons in certain areas of the brain associated with Alzheimer´s disease–even for people with no sign of cognitive decline. This is a new...

2013-05-29 10:13:32

Scientists at the University of Liverpool and Callaghan Innovation in New Zealand have developed a new chemical approach to help harness the natural ability of complex sugars to treat Alzheimer's disease. The team used a new chemical method to produce a library of sugars, called heparan sulphates, which are known to control the formation of the proteins in the brain that cause memory loss. Heparan sulphates are found in nearly every cell of the body, and are similar to the natural...

Promising Alzheimer’s Drug Fails In Second Test Round
2013-05-24 12:47:59

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While the recent failure of a potential Alzheimer´s disease treatment is bad news for patients, it serves as an important reminder of the importance of thorough pre-clinical testing of experimental drugs before beginning human trials. According to a group of University of Florida researchers, tests of the anti-cancer drug bexarotene failed to stop the formation of the amyloid brain plaques that are associated with Alzheimer´s...


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