About Careers Internship MedBlog Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Research Identifies Potential Drug Treatment for Alzheimer's

by VR Sreeraman on September 1, 2012 at 5:08 PM
Font : A-A+

 Research Identifies Potential Drug Treatment for Alzheimer's

Researchers have claimed that a compound which was developed to treat neuropathic pain has shown potential as an innovative treatment for Alzheimer's disease.

"Cleveland Clinic dedicated two years of research into the examination of this compound and our findings show it could represent a novel therapeutic target in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease," said Mohamed Naguib, M.D., Professor of Anesthesiology, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine.

Advertisement

"Development of this compound as a potential drug for Alzheimer's would take many more years, but this is a promising finding worthy of further investigation."

In the study, the compound MDA7 induced beneficial immune responses that limited the development of Alzheimer's disease.

Treatment with the compound restored cognition, memory and synaptic plasticity - a key neurological foundation of learning and memory - in an animal model.

The study has been published online in the Neurobiology of Aging.

Source: ANI
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
What's New on Medindia
Test Your Knowledge on Liver Transplantation
Organ Donation Week 2022 - 'Take the Pledge to Save Lives'
Test your Knowledge on Heart Transplantation
View all
Recommended Reading
News Archive
Date
Category
Advertisement
News Category

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Drug Toxicity Signature Drug Toxicity 

Most Popular on Medindia

Selfie Addiction Calculator Accident and Trauma Care Blood Pressure Calculator How to Reduce School Bag Weight - Simple Tips Noscaphene (Noscapine) Drug - Food Interactions Drug Side Effects Calculator Turmeric Powder - Health Benefits, Uses & Side Effects Post-Nasal Drip Sinopril (2mg) (Lacidipine)
This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use