Tag Archives: Big Pharma

Big Data Portal for Alzheimer’s Dementia Drug Discovery (NIH / Synapse AMP-AD)

Summary The National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the USA has opened a public-private partnership online resource to facilitate neurodegenerative research and drug development. The launch of the Alzheimer’s Big Data Portal provides an open-source “public knowledge portal” for the … Continue reading

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UK-Based Drug Discovery Alliance (BBC News / Alzheimer’s Research UK)

Summary Alzheimer’s Research UK has announced the launch of the Drug Discovery Alliance, a £30 million network of research centres working collaboratively on research to discover potential cures, or at least disease modifying treatments, for Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms … Continue reading

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Phase III Gantenerumab Trial for Prodromal Alzheimer’s Disease Discontinued (Biospace Inc)

Summary The Scarlet RoAD study (a Phase III trial), researching the anti-amyloid drug Gantenerumab for the possible treatment of prodromal (pre-dementia) Alzheimer’s Disease, has been abandoned following disappointing results. Gantenerumab-related research (in a different Phase III investigation) is still underway … Continue reading

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Google’s “Moonshot Project” on Tackling Ageing (Financial Times / Reuters / BBC News / ICO / Health and Technology / HTN)

Summary Arthur Levinson, formerly of Genentech, has left Roche to avoid any potential conflict of interest in his role as chief executive of Google’s Calico start-up company. Calico recently agreed a $1.5bn alliance with AbbVie, a rival of Roche, to develop treatments for … Continue reading

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Dementia Consortium (Alzheimer’s Research UK)

Summary The Dementia Consortium has been established to fund academic dementia research experts from the UK and overseas in their efforts to develop early research findings concerning Alzheimer’s Disease, and other forms of dementia, into validated drug targets. “The Dementia … Continue reading

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Blood Test Potentially Able to Predict Alzheimer’s Disease Onset (BBC News / Alzheimer’s & Dementia)

Summary Research published in the Alzheimer’s & Dementia: the Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association may indicate a significant step forwards in developing a blood test which could be able to predict the risk of Alzheimer’s Disease onset with 87% accuracy. Research … Continue reading

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Decline in Number of Clinical Trials for Alzheimer’s Disease (BBC News / Alzheimer’s Research & Therapy)

Summary More than 99% of drug trials for Alzheimer’s Disease during the past decade have failed. An article in the Alzheimer’s Research & Therapy journal discusses an issue which was perhaps the key focus of the Global Dementia Legacy Event. … Continue reading

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Quick Insight: United States Perspective on Dementia Research Funding and Progress (Cure Alzheimer’s Fund)

Summary This video gives an overview of the organisations and funding arrangements behind recent collaborative research work on Alzheimer’s Disease, and other form of dementia, in the USA. “Cure Alzheimer’s Fund and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) are … Continue reading

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