Wednesday, April 11, 2012
WOW! Exciting new findings reverse Alzheimer's disease in mice!
this is not usually my topic, but if the findings discussed in this recent Science paper are able to be replicated in humans, the impact will be huge! An old drug, Bexarotene, was able to not only "dissolve" the Beta-amyloid deposits in a mouse model of Alzheimer's by 50% in a few days, but reversed cognitive defects as well -- sounds almost too good to be true! Hopefully this drug will work the same way in humans, but just like cancer, mouse models don't always react to drugs in the same ways as humans...if you want to read about it, check out the journal article here --