Alzheimer’s Disease Treatment: a New Drug Treatment Shows Promise

From Science Daily:

A molecule designed by a Purdue University researcher could lead to the first drug treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.

“This is the most exciting target today for Alzheimer’s disease intervention,” said Tang, who holds the J.G. Puterbaugh Chair in Medical Research at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation. “These interactions happen at a very early stage in the disease, and if we could block them, we could prevent many of the harmful steps that follow and drastically reduce the impact. In our most recent tests, a single dose of the designed compound reduced the beta-amyloid level by 30 percent.”

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