Tag Archives: Potential Repurposing of Drugs to Slow Progression of Alzheimer’s Disease

Animal Study Explores the Potential of a Novel Diabetes Drug for Reducing Memory Loss in Dementia – In Mice (NHS Choices / Brain Research)

Summary Early animal research indicates that a new drug designed for the future treatment of diabetes may (one day) have an alternative re-use for reducing the memory-loss symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease. Mice given a modified version of a so-called triple … 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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Repurposing of Existing Drugs to Prevent Dementia? (BBC News / Science Advances /Alzheimer’s Research UK)

Summary A number of drugs, already approved as safe for the treatment of other conditions, and which could help protect against Alzheimer’s Disease, are said to have been detected and short-listed for further investigation. Full Text Link Reference Alzheimer’s preventative … Continue reading

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Brief Introduction to the DIAN-TU Study (BBC News)

Summary The Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer Network Trials Unit (DIAN-TU) is based at University College Hospital in London, and has the aim of finding ways to prevent the development of Alzheimer’s Disease in people at high risk, before physical / clinical … Continue reading

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Use of Anti-Depressants to Slow Alzheimer’s Disease Onset? (BBC News / Science Translational Medicine / PNAS)

Summary Recent research into transgenic mice (and early, small-scale investigations with people) suggests that the anti-depressant citalopram could be used to slow the onset of Alzheimer’s Disease. This work in the United States appears to show that citalopram may counteract … Continue reading

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Diabetes Drug Evaluation for Slowing Progression of Alzheimer’s Disease (BBC News)

Summary A trial is underway at Imperial College London, King’s College and sites in Oxford, Southampton and Swindon, to determine whether the drug Liraglutide used to treat diabetes might slow the progression of Alzheimer’s Disease. The study will involve 200 patients with … Continue reading

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