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Compound Restores Memory Loss and Reverses Symptoms of Alzheimer's in Mice
Myriam
Posted: Thursday, January 3, 2013 1:10 PM
Joined: 12/6/2011
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Another promise?


(Source: Science Daily) - A new research report shows that when a molecule called TFP5 is injected into mice with disease that is the equivalent of human Alzheimer's, symptoms are reversed and memory is restored -- without obvious toxic side effects.


"We hope that clinical trial studies in AD patients should yield an extended and a better quality of life as observed in mice upon TFP5 treatment," said Harish C. Pant, "Therefore, we suggest that TFP5 should be an effective therapeutic compound."

One set of these mice were injected with the small molecule TFP5, while the other was injected with saline as placebo. The mice, after a series of intraperitoneal injections of TFP5, displayed a substantial reduction in the various disease symptoms along with restoration of memory loss.

 

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