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New Experimental Alzheimer Drug Has Anti-Aging Effects

December 21, 2015

A new experimental drug to treat Alzheimer’s disease has been found to reduce the effects of aging in mice. Many of the current drugs that treat the amyloid plaque in the brain have not been successful, so researchers at the Salk Institute decided to try something new. The drug called J147 used a cell-based screening assay that mimicked old age with related neurodegeneration and Alzheimer’s pathology. The drug was found to prevent and reverse the memory loss and Alzheimer’s health effects with the inherited type of the disorder in mice. The mice receiving the drug had better cognition, memory evaluations and powerful movement with fewer indications of Alzheimer’s in their brains.

 

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