Navigation Links
Alzheimer's Research Brings Progress, Setbacks
Date:7/18/2008

Once-promising vaccine fails to ease symptoms, but old drug offers new hope

FRIDAY, July 18 (HealthDay News) -- It's one step forward, one step back in the search for treatments against Alzheimer's disease.

In one of two studies in the July 19 issue of The Lancet, an older drug called dimebon significantly improved Alzheimer's symptoms. But in a second report, a once-promising vaccine failed to prevent the progression of Alzheimer's -- even though it cleared dementia-linked amyloid plaques in the brain.

This week's issue of the journal is devoted to research into the causes and treatment of dementia, including Alzheimers disease. According to the U.S. National Institutes of Health, an estimated 4.5 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease, which is thought to affect one in 20 people between the ages of 65 and 74. The estimated rate goes up to nearly half of those aged 85 and older.

In one study, British researchers led by Dr. Clive Holmes, from the Memory Assessment and Research Centre at Moorgreen Hospital in Southampton, analyzed data on 80 Alzheimer's patients who were treated with an experimental vaccine that for now is dubbed AN1792.

The vaccine is targeted at the removal of amyloid protein plaques that clump around brain cells in increasing numbers as Alzheimer's progresses. The theory was that dementia could be slowed or reversed once the plaques were cleared, and experiments in animals have shown that removing these plaques improves brain function.

Indeed, long-term follow-up of Alzheimer's patients treated with AN1792 did show, "a reduction in the number of plaques in the brains of patients -- in some cases there was a virtually complete removal of plaques," Holmes said.

But there was a catch. "Crucially, there was no evidence that the patients benefited by the removal of plaques and even those subjects with virtually complete removal continued to deteriorate and ha
'/>"/>

Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Alzheimers Research Target May Be a Dead End
2. Stanford researchers find culprit in aging muscles that heal poorly
3. Children of depressed moms do better when dad is involved, SLU researcher finds
4. UCLA researchers identify markers that may predict diabetes in still-healthy people
5. Mayo Clinic researchers discover new diagnostic test for detecting infection in prosthetic joints
6. New research shows how chronic stress worsens neurodegenerative disease course
7. New research explores newborn in-hospital weight loss
8. Research may unlock mystery of autisms origin in the brain
9. Bipolar disorder relapses halved by Melbourne researchers
10. HIVs impact in Zimbabwe explored in new research
11. U.S. Research Funding Continues to Flatten as U.S. Health Costs Climb - in August 31 Science
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Alzheimer's Research Brings Progress, Setbacks
(Date:5/29/2015)... San Diego, California (PRWEB) May 29, 2015 ... Common Core” and have joined the national effort to teach ... Many parents in the U.S. have been “sickened” by the ... country. However, love it or hate it, Common Core is ... the District of Columbia. Parents are now seeking ways ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... May 29, 2015 Intermountain ... partnered with Stratus Video Interpreting ... facilitate better communication and timely care for ... hearing loss. Stratus’ video remote interpreting (VRI) ... enabling staff to quickly access qualified medical ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... York, NY (PRWEB) May 29, 2015 ... USA Today, with a circulation of approximately 250,000 and ... distributed nationally, through a vast social media strategy, and ... outlets. To explore the digital version of the campaign, ... cover of the print publication. Inside, the actress, model ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... York, NY (PRWEB) May 29, 2015 ... on the “beauty of protection”. Skin Health is ... USA Today within the markets of New York, Los ... an estimated 750,000 readers. Its digital counterpart will reach ... content hubs. To read more the Skin Health campaign ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... OncLive proudly announces the 2015 ... recognized by a panel of eminent oncologists for landmark ... Honorees will be introduced and celebrated TONIGHT at the ... 8:30-11:00 p.m. CDT at The Chicago Illuminating Company, 2110 ... recognized for groundbreaking accomplishments, in fields including translational research, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Doctors Discover a Cure for the Common Core 2Health News:Stratus Video Interpreting Partners With Intermountain Healthcare to Provide On-Demand Interpretation Services for Patients With Limited English Proficiency (LEP) 2Health News:Stratus Video Interpreting Partners With Intermountain Healthcare to Provide On-Demand Interpretation Services for Patients With Limited English Proficiency (LEP) 3Health News:Stratus Video Interpreting Partners With Intermountain Healthcare to Provide On-Demand Interpretation Services for Patients With Limited English Proficiency (LEP) 4Health News:Mediaplanet Launches “Skin Health” Campaign Featuring Colorescience 2Health News:OncLive's 2015 Giants of Cancer Care™ Awards Announced Today 2Health News:OncLive's 2015 Giants of Cancer Care™ Awards Announced Today 3Health News:OncLive's 2015 Giants of Cancer Care™ Awards Announced Today 4
... successfully modified a common plant virus to deliver drugs ... affecting surrounding tissue. These tiny "smart bombs" - each ... a human hair - could lead to more effective ... effects. , Drs. Stefan Franzen, professor of chemistry, and ...
... Worldwide, Inc., an accredited provider of continuing medical education ... an online repository of resources and education on the ... health care practitioners.The goal of Managing Myeloma ... provide an extensive array of programs to support clinical ...
... first of its kind Global,Consumer Study is here! ... that,compares consumer trends in 15 countries. ISPA, working ... France,Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Thailand, UK ... information on why people,spa in the 2008 Global Consumer ...
... body quickly needs to restore the vital blood volume. This ... the bone marrow. These hematopoietic stem cells remain dormant throughout ... of injury and loss of blood. Then they immediately start ... This has recently been shown by a group of scientists ...
... 12 Cardium Therapeutics (NYSE Alternext US: CXM) ... that InnerCool,s CoolBlue surface temperature modulation system was ... Chicago,s NBC 5 News. The story can ... segment features a maternity patient who suffered cardiac ...
... article published in the February 11 issue of the ... physicians to better understand what constitutes quality hospice and ... be best for their patients. Options for care at ... With more than 1,400 hospital-based palliative care programs ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Nanoparticle 'smart bomb' targets drug delivery to cancer cells 2Health News:Managing Myeloma (www.managingmyeloma.com) Launches - A Comprehensive Information and Educational Site for Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, and Pharmacists 2Health News:Worldwide, Stress is the No.1 Reason People Spa 2Health News:Stem cells: Deathly awakening by interferon 2Health News:TV News Coverage Reports on InnerCool's CoolBlue System Treatment of Cardiac Shock Patient Following Childbirth at Rush Hospital, Chicago 2Health News:TV News Coverage Reports on InnerCool's CoolBlue System Treatment of Cardiac Shock Patient Following Childbirth at Rush Hospital, Chicago 3Health News:TV News Coverage Reports on InnerCool's CoolBlue System Treatment of Cardiac Shock Patient Following Childbirth at Rush Hospital, Chicago 4Health News:TV News Coverage Reports on InnerCool's CoolBlue System Treatment of Cardiac Shock Patient Following Childbirth at Rush Hospital, Chicago 5Health News:TV News Coverage Reports on InnerCool's CoolBlue System Treatment of Cardiac Shock Patient Following Childbirth at Rush Hospital, Chicago 6Health News:TV News Coverage Reports on InnerCool's CoolBlue System Treatment of Cardiac Shock Patient Following Childbirth at Rush Hospital, Chicago 7Health News:JAMA Article Provides Guidance to Physicians on End-of-Life Care 2
(Date:5/29/2015)... South Carolina , May 29, 2015 ... have announced a collaboration designed to provide therapeutic clinical ... majority of cancer patients living in U.S. communities. ... Health to harness the power of big data and ... thousands of patients to enable ,accrual on demand, for ...
(Date:5/29/2015)...  Haemonetics Corporation (NYSE: HAE ) announced today ... present at the JMP Securities Life Sciences Conference in ... rd , 2015 at 11:30am Eastern time.  ... via webcast at: http://wsw.com/webcast/jmp27/hae ... a global healthcare company dedicated to providing innovative blood ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... YORK , May 29, 2015  World-renowned prostate surgeon ... new findings on the benefit of MR/Ultrasound Fusion-Guided Biopsy ... "Our Prostate Cancer Center at Lenox Hill ... Fusion Biopsy System in New York City ... and low risk prostate cancers. The use of an MRI ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:New Collaboration to Dramatically Expand Therapeutic Clinical Trial Access for Cancer Patients Across the United States 2New Collaboration to Dramatically Expand Therapeutic Clinical Trial Access for Cancer Patients Across the United States 3New Collaboration to Dramatically Expand Therapeutic Clinical Trial Access for Cancer Patients Across the United States 4MR/Ultrasound Fusion-Guided Biopsy Better Able to Detect Aggressive Prostate Cancer, New Study Says 2
Inquire...
... Liquichek Specialty Immunoassay Control ... assayed control designed to ... and Liquichek Immunoassay Plus ... specially formulated to include ...
Liquichek Autoimmune Controls are individual controls for monitoring the performance of autoimmune assays....
Liquichek Autoimmune Controls are individual controls for monitoring the performance of autoimmune assays....
Medicine Products: