Thursday, February 9, 2012
Landreth scores a hit against Alzheimer's with bexarotene
Tomorrow’s edition of the journal Science will report on how Professor Gary Landreth, about whom I recently posted, and his team discovered that the cancer drug bexarotene can quickly reverse Alzheimer’s symptoms in animal models. Within 72 hours of administration, the medication halved the number of plaque deposits closely associated with this degenerative brain disease. Additionally, the signs of cognitive and memory deficits disappeared within that same brief time period.
For more details, watch this two-minute video from Case Western: http://www.youtube.com/user/case#p/a/u/0/HdYdYeNAYpU.