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Friday, December 25, 2015

Neuro-garbage disposal...

A ‘garbage disposal’ drug may slow Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases
December 23, 2015

Should "clear out everything at once" --- including Alzheimer’s, frontotemporal degeneration, Huntington’s, and Parkinson’s
Rolipram, a drug that boosts activity in the brain’s “garbage disposal” system, can decrease levels of toxic proteins associated with Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders and improve cognition in mice, a new study by neuroscientists has found. Rolipram causes nausea, but similar drugs do not, and could be tested in clinical trials quickly, the … more…

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