New Alzheimer’s Drug Brings Hope To Fight Disease

July 30, 2008

Researchers from Scotland's University of Aberdeen, working with TauRX Therapeutics, have managed to develop a new Alzheimer's drug which appears effective in slowing the progression of the disease..Boston (ChattahBox) – Researchers from Scotland’s University of Aberdeen, working with TauRX Therapeutics, have managed to develop a new Alzheimer’s drug which appears effective in slowing the progression of the disease.

A successful Phase 2 clinical trial was carried out, with a Phase 3 trial planned to start soon.

In the Phase 2 trial, they found that Alzheimer’s patients who took the medication slowed down the progression of the disease by 81% over the course of a year.

The hope is that this drug, which is effective at slowing memory-loss, will be able to fight Alzheimer’s successfully.

The new drug works by targeting memory-critical areas of the brain, focusing on tangles in the brain.

If the Phase 3 trial is just as successful next year, the drug could be available by 2012.

The research was presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease in Chicago.


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