Tag Archives: Drug Discovery Programmes

A Further Set-Back for Progress in Dementia Drug Development? (BBC News)

Summary Drug company Pfizer is to cease activity in its neuroscience drug discovery programmes, which will impact on ongoing research into drugs for Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinson’s Disease. Paradoxically the company does promise plans to create a new fund dedicated … Continue reading

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Research Towards a World Without Dementia: Marking World Alzheimer’s Day / World Alzheimer’s Month 2017 (Alzheimer’s Disease International / Department of Health)

Summary Information is available from Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) concerning World Alzheimer’s Month (September) and World Alzheimer’s Day 2017, which was on September 21st 2017. The theme for this year’s World Alzheimer’s Month campaign is again “Remember Me”. The UK … Continue reading

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Grounds for Cautious Optimism Regarding Two Drugs Re-Purposed for Neurodegenerative Diseases? (BBC News / MRC / NHS Choices / Brain)

Summary Animal research, involving mice, has indicated promising results for the potential of two re-purposed drugs in helping to slow or halt the progression of a number of neurodegenerative brain diseases, including dementia. “The best known drug of the pair … Continue reading

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Future Director of the UK Dementia Research Institute (MRC / Guardian / JAMA Neurology)

Summary Professor Bart De Strooper has been appointed as the Director of the UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI). Prof. De Strooper currently leads the Laboratory for the Research of Neurodegenerative Diseases at the University of Leuven and is scientific … Continue reading

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Earlier Diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease? (BBC News / Acta Neuropathologica Communications)

Summary Recent animal research, using rats, suggests there may be a cheap and non-invasive method of detecting Parkinson’s Disease early – before symptoms develop – by identifying changes in the eye. The same study also offers early evidence for a … Continue reading

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Faintest Hints of Promise From a Recent Dementia Drug Trial? (BBC News / Alzheimer’s Association International Conference)

Summary Data from a recent trial involving 891 patients, presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Toronto this week, indicates that an experimental new drug (LMTX) appears to slow the death of brain cells and preserve mental function in … Continue reading

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Further Funding for the Dementia Research Institute (Gov UK / MRC / Alzheimer’s Society / ARUK)

Summary Additional partnership funding has been announced for Dementia Research Institute (DRI). The Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer’s Research UK have each committed £50 million towards supporting the work of the Institute, making the total commitment to date around £250 million … Continue reading

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