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Alzheimer's Disease Drug Stopped Mid-Trial
2013-06-17 05:08:38

Eli Lilly & Co has ended a clinical trial for an Alzheimer's disease drug during the middle of the study after patients showed abnormal liver biochemical tests.

2013-06-13 10:06:12

Multiple drug classes commonly prescribed for common medical conditions are capable of influencing the onset and progression of Alzheimer's disease.

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

Researchers have found that the brains of patients with early-onset Alzheimer's produce about 20 percent more of a protein fragment known as amyloid beta 42 than family members without the disease.

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.

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

According to a group researchers, tests of the anti-cancer drug bexarotene failed to stop the formation of the amyloid brain plaques that are associated with Alzheimer’s disease, conflicting with the results of an identical 2012 study.

2013-05-15 23:03:02

MetLife Foundation today announced the recipients of its 2013 Awards for Medical Research in Alzheimer’s Disease: Yueming Li, Ph.D., member and professor, Sloan-Kettering Institute and director

Researchers Slow Alzheimer's, Improve Memory In Mice Using Novel Drug
2013-05-14 16:02:24

Many Alzheimer’s disease researchers are focused on stopping the buildup of amyloid plaques, dense protein deposits that are a telltale sign of the debilitating disease. However, a group of scientists from the Salk Institute for Biological Studies decision to think outside the box and pursue a different treatment strategy has paid off.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.