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2012-03-13 22:36:44

A study published this week in the Journal of Neuroscience shows that the compound epothilone D (EpoD) is effective in preventing further neurological damage and improving cognitive performance in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease (AD). The results establish how the drug might be used in early-stage AD patients. Investigators from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, led by first author Bin Zhang, MD, PhD, senior research investigator, and senior author...

2010-03-18 10:03:00

PHILADELPHIA, March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Pennsylvania and AstraZeneca today announced a new collaborative research agreement to make use of their respective talents and resources in an effort to bridge the transition from drug discovery to development. Initially, the collaboration between Penn Medicine and AstraZeneca scientists will focus on generating new Alzheimer's disease (AD) drug candidates for the clinical development pipeline. In AD, the formation...


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