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Psoriasis Drug May Halt Alzheimer's Disease
Myriam
Posted: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 7:32 PM
Joined: 12/6/2011
Posts: 3326


From Alzheimer's Daily News:


(Source: LATimes.com) - A biological medication already widely used to treat plaque psoriasis may be able to slow the accumulation of amyloid plaques in the brain that are the hallmark of Alzheimer's disease. A recent study found that in older mice with established Alzheimer's, this treatment approach, which suppresses the brain's immune reaction to beta amyloid, brought a marked improvement in cognitive function and may even halt or reverse early signs of Alzheimer's.


Conducted by researchers in Switzerland and Germany, the study offers a glimmer of hope in the thus-far discouraging search for a therapy that could halt or reverse the inexorable process of neuronal loss and mental decline that affects some 35-million people worldwide. It also strengthens evidence for the long-suspected role of inflammation in the development of Alzheimer's disease.

 

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Mimi S.
Posted: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 8:24 PM
Joined: 11/29/2011
Posts: 7029


Very exciting. if you read the entire story it warned: this result was ony on mice. We are not mice.
organicgreendoctor
Posted: Thursday, November 29, 2012 6:47 AM
Joined: 10/28/2012
Posts: 33


if you look at the name of the drug its similar to the name of the alzheimers vaccine drugs that were recently studied

 

 

this all makes sense since the recent study using gamma globulin in the gammagard study showed in some patients with alzheimers disease given higher doses

had no change in their alzheimers disease during the three years of the study

 

 

this all implies theres an inflammatory process thats being treated

 

 

the advantage of this drug is that its already fda approved and could easily be used in an alzheimers disease trial fairly quickly 

this is being done next year with the bexarotene anti cancer drug

 

 

yes things like this are exciting

 

 

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