Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Promising drug fights Alzheimer's in three ways

One GSM drug now being tested in people with Alzheimer's is Myriad Genetics's Flurizan, also called tarenflurbil.
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A type of drug that may offer promise in treating Alzheimer's disease works in three ways to fight the formation of "plaques" in the brain that are a hallmark of the ailment, scientists said on Wednesday.
The researchers looked at a kind of drug called a gamma-secretase modulator, or GSM, now being tested to see if it slows Alzheimer's disease progression.

Results from a Flurizan study involving 1,600 people with Alzheimer's are expected this summer, Golde said.

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