Posts Tagged ‘Food and Drug Administration’


Alzheimer’s Drug Shows Positive Results In Mild Cases

Combined results from two studies of an experimental Alzheimer’s drug suggest it might modestly slow mental decline, especially in patients with mild disease. Taken separately, the studies on the drug — Eli Lilly & Co.’s solanezumab — missed their main goals of significantly slowing the mind-robbing disease or improving activities of daily living. But pooled […]


Alzheimer’s Drug Fails Study But Flashes Potential

An Alzheimer’s treatment from Eli Lilly and Co. failed to slow memory decline in two separate patient studies, but the drug did show some potential to help in mild cases of the mind-robbing condition that is notoriously difficult to treat. The Indianapolis drugmaker’s announcement could be a step toward a long-awaited breakthrough in the fight […]

Alzheimer's Drug May Impair Memory

Alzheimer’s Drug May Impair Memory

A class of drugs being investigated to treat Alzheimer’s disease may actually have the opposite effect of the original intent — they may impair memory, a new study in animals suggests. The drugs, known as BACE1 inhibitors, are designed to prevent the formation of the protein plaques in the brain that are a hallmark of […]

Skin Cancer Drug Reverses Alzheimer's Disease in Mice

Skin Cancer Drug Reverses Alzheimer’s Disease in Mice

Scientists say they “serendipitously” discovered that a drug used to treat a type of cancer quickly reversed Alzheimer’s disease in mice. “It’s really exciting,” said Maria Carrillo, senior director for medical and scientific relations for the Alzheimer’s Association. “They saw very positive and robust behavior effects in the mice.” In the study, researchers at Case […]


Key Milestones of the Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease was first described in 1906. In the century since then, scientists have made remarkable strides in understanding how the disease affects the brain and are learning how to make life better for patients and their families. Below are some key milestones. Discovery 1906: German physician Alois Alzheimer describes the haunting case of Auguste […]

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How Can I Avoid Getting Alzheimer’s? Part 12: Prevention | Getting to Know Alzheimer’s: 12 Things You Must Know

Prevention By Mayo Clinic staff Right now, there’s no proven way to prevent Alzheimer’s disease. Research into prevention strategies is ongoing. The strongest evidence so far suggests that you may be able to lower your risk of Alzheimer’s disease by reducing your risk of heart disease. Many of the same factors that increase your risk […]