New Alzheimer's drug compound 'worth investigating' - CTV News

A new approach to slowing the ravages of Alzheimer's disease has shown promise in early studies on mice and monkeys, and is "worth investigating" in humans, U.S. scientists said Wednesday. The method involves injecting a synthetic compound in the ...

Scientists reverse Alzheimer's-like symptoms in mice - Engadget

Scientists have discovered a way of counteracting the proteins that cause Alzheimer's-like symptoms including memory loss. In mice, at least. Whereas other treatments have focused on beta-amyloid clumps (which the University of Michigan recently ...

Cure For Alzheimer's On The Horizon? These Scientists Think So - Daily Caller

Pharmaceutical researchers have discovered a drug that could halt and even reverse the loss of brain function from diseases like Alzheimer's and ALS, according to a new study published Wednesday in the journal Science Translational Medicine. A new drug ...

Promising Drug Compound Blocks Alzheimer's-Related Brain Damage in Mice - Pharmacy Times

Researchers have found a way to potentially combat the damaging effects of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's. A study spearheaded by the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is focusing on a drug that lowers tau levels.

Fighting buildup of tau protein in Alzheimer's by targeting RNA - Chemical & Engineering News (subscription) (blog)

Neurons (cell bodies about 10 µm in diameter) containing the new antisense agent (red) are deplete of tau tangles (green). Credit: Sarah DeVos/Washington University School of Medicine. Efforts to treat Alzheimer's disease by targeting the peptide ...

New Drug Prevents Alzheimer's-Related Damage - I4U News

In some people, the brain protein tau collects into toxic tangles that damage brain cells and contribute to diseases such as Alzheimer's. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found a drug that can lower tau levels ...

Scientists stop and reverse Alzheimer's-related brain damage in mice - Medical News Today

Alzheimer's disease is a neurodegenerative illness that affects millions of people in the United States. The condition is known to be gradual and irreversible - but emerging research may have found a way to reduce, and even reverse, some of the ...

New Alzheimer's drug compound 'worth investigating' - The Express Tribune

Researchers are cautious because mouse models of Alzheimer's are not exactly the same as the disease that affects humans. PHOTO: AFP. MIAMI: A new approach to slowing the ravages of Alzheimer's disease has shown promise in early studies on mice ...

Alzheimer's Treatment: Drug Compound Can Reverse Neurological Damage - iTech Post

BARCELONA, SPAIN - AUGUST 02: An elderly man holds a portrait of Laurel and Hardy during a memory activity at the Cuidem La Memoria elderly home, which specializes in Alzheimer patients on August 2, 2012 in Barcelona, Spain. The Government ...

Synthetic molecule appears to reverse Alzheimer's-related neurological damage - News-Medical.net

Under ordinary circumstances, the protein tau contributes to the normal, healthy functioning of brain neurons. In some people, though, it collects into toxic tangles that damage brain cells. Such tangles are a hallmark of Alzheimer's and other ...

Scientists discover drug that 'sweeps' away protein that triggers Alzheimer's - The Sun

Scientists also found it undid some of the brain damage caused by the 'tau' cell it targets. A drug which sweeps away a harmful protein that triggers Alzheimer's has been discovered. Getty Images. 3. A drug which sweeps away a harmful protein that ...

New Drug Takes on Alzheimer's by Sweeping for Protein Clumps - Voice of America

FILE - An image shows activity in a human brain. Scientists have developed a drug capable of sweeping away abnormal protein clumps in the brain which are a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease. Share. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share on ...

Antisense Oligos Tango with Tau Transcripts to Reverse Tauopathy - Alzforum

Antisense oligonucleotides (ASOs) show promise for treating a host of neurodegenerative disorders, now including tauopathies. In collaboration with the pharmaceutical company Ionis in Carlsbad, California, Timothy Miller and his colleagues at ...

Molecule throws roadblock in Alzheimer's path - New Atlas

When it comes to the drama of Alzheimer's disease, the compound in the starring role as the villain is tau. It's a protein that normally helps our neurons function properly, but one that can clump together into plaques that damage brain cells. Now ...

Gene-blocking therapy reverses Alzheimer's-like symptoms in mice - New Scientist

Targeting tangles of tau protein in mice with Alzheimer's-like symptoms has reversed their brain damage, halting memory loss and extending their lives. Clumps of two types of sticky protein build up in the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease: ...

New hope for Alzheimer's drug that destroys key protein - Daily Mail

A new drug has successfully cleared a key dementia protein from the brains of mice and monkeys. Experts have hailed the study by Washington University School of Medicine as a 'breakthrough', claiming it is a 'potentially powerful approach' to tackling ...