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2009-02-06 08:54:59

Scientists at UC Santa Barbara have discovered that a protein called BAG2 is important for understanding Alzheimer's disease and may open up new targets for drug discovery. They are ready to move from studying these proteins in culture to finding out how they work with mice.In a paper published this week in the Journal of Neuroscience, the scientists describe important activities of BAG2 in cleaning up brain cells. The protein tau is normally found in brain cells, but scientists don't know...

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2008-11-30 07:20:00

A Swedish researcher said on Friday that mice who were fed junk food for nine months showed signs of developing the abnormal brain tangles strongly associated with Alzheimer's disease. A series of published papers by a researcher at Sweden's Karolinska Institute showed how a diet rich in fat, sugar and cholesterol could increase the risk of the most common type of dementia. "On examining the brains of these mice, we found a chemical change not unlike that found in the Alzheimer brain,"...

2008-08-20 09:00:22

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Emerging therapeutic strategies for Alzheimer's disease is the focus of the most recent edition of Neurotech Insights, the leading monthly industry newsletter covering drugs, devices and diagnostics for the brain and nervous system. This month's feature article reviews the competing hypotheses around the cause of Alzheimer's disease including: the beta amyloid theory, tau hypothesis, the APOE4 and vascular theory, anti-inflammatories, memory...

2008-07-30 18:00:22

A NEW drug could prove at least twice as effective in treating Alzheimer's disease as current medicines, according to new research. The drug, rember, slows progression of the disease by asmuch as 81%, a British-led study published last night found. People taking it for 50 weeks had a slower decline in blood flow to the parts of the brain that are important for memory than those taking a dummy pill. Rember is the first drugto act on the tau tangles that develop in the brains of people...

2008-07-30 15:00:15

By MARILYNN MARCHIONE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO For the first time, an experimental drug shows promise for halting the progression of Alzheimer's disease by taking a new approach: breaking up the protein tangles that clog victims' brains. The encouraging results from the drug called Rember, reported Tuesday at a medical conference in Chicago, electrified a field battered by recent setbacks. The drug was developed by TauRx Therapeutics of Singapore. Even if bigger, more rigorous...

2008-07-30 12:00:07

By JANE KIRBY A new drug could prove at least twice as effective in treating Alzheimer's disease as current medicines, new research has shown. The drug, rember, slows progression of the disease by as much as 81%, a British-led study has found. People taking it for 50 weeks had a slower decline in blood flow to the parts of the brain that are important for memory than those taking a dummy pill. Rember is the first drug to act on the tau tangles that develop in the brains of people with...

2008-07-30 09:00:16

By MARILYNN MARCHIONE By Marilynn Marchione The Associated Press CHICAGO For the first time, an experimental drug shows promise for halting the progression of Alzheimer's disease by taking a new approach: breaking up the protein tangles that clog victims' brains. The encouraging results from the drug called Rember, reported Tuesday at a medical conference in Chicago, electrified a field battered by recent setbacks. The drug was developed by Singapore- based TauRx Therapeutics....

2005-07-24 18:03:41

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) "“"“ A team of scientists has discovered three molecules "“"“ from a search of 58,000 compounds "“"“ that appear to inhibit a key perpetrator of Alzheimer's disease. Each of the three molecules protects the protein called "tau," which becomes hopelessly tangled in the brains of patients with Alzheimer's. The finding is promising news for the development of drugs for the disease. Ken Kosik, co-director of the Neuroscience Research...

2005-07-14 13:03:49

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tests on mice suggest the brain damage caused by Alzheimer's disease may be at least partly reversible, researchers reported Thursday. Their genetically altered mice regained the ability to navigate mazes after the genes that caused their dementia were de-activated. This suggests that the brain damage caused by Alzheimer's is not permanent, they wrote in their report, published in the journal Science. "I was...

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2005-07-14 14:33:08

WASHINGTON -- Tests on mice suggest the brain damage caused by Alzheimer's disease may be at least partly reversible, researchers reported Thursday. Their genetically altered mice regained the ability to navigate mazes after the genes that caused their dementia were de-activated. This suggests that the brain damage caused by Alzheimer's is not permanent, they wrote in their report, published in the journal Science. "I was astonished. I didn't believe the results when I saw them," said...