Navigation Links
Cancer Drug May Fight Alzheimer's
Date:9/8/2009

Short-term memories maintained in mice given HDAC inhibitors, study finds

TUESDAY, Sept. 8 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that a cancer drug might be able to restore day-to-day memory in patients with Alzheimer's disease.

The disease, the most common form of dementia among the elderly, is expected to afflict 120 million people worldwide by 2050. Often the first sign is loss of short-term memory.

"People often joke that they must have Alzheimer's because they can't remember where they put their keys, but for a person with the disease, this type of short-term memory loss is extremely debilitating," study author Ottavio Arancio, an associate professor of pathology and cell biology at Columbia University Medical Center, said in a news release.

The researchers examined a cancer drug from a family of compounds called HDAC inhibitors. The drug tinkers with DNA, and in the mice the researchers studied it appeared to make it easier for neurons in the brain to manufacture new proteins.

That process is critical in the process of recording new memories.

"Because this type of drug has already been approved for some cancer patients, we hope that clinical trials for Alzheimer's disease can start in about three to four years," said co-author Mauro Fa, an associate research scientist at Columbia.

The findings appear in the September issue of the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.

More information

Learn more about memory from McGill University.



-- Randy Dotinga



SOURCE: Columbia University, news release, Sept. 3, 2009


'/>"/>
Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Reportlinker Adds Lung Cancer Therapeutics Report
2. Genova files patent for new prostate cancer treatment
3. Media registration for ECCO 15 -- ESMO 34 multidisciplinary cancer congress
4. Colon Cancer Screenings Still Too Low: Study
5. Virus May Drive Some Prostate Cancers
6. FDA Clears Hologics MammoSite(R) ML Radiation Therapy System for the Treatment of Early-Stage Breast Cancer
7. NCI renews Fox Chase/Penn Ovarian Cancer SPORE grant for a third 5-year term
8. MicroRNAs circulating in blood show promise as biomarkers to detect pancreatic cancer
9. 13-Year-Old Girl from Aflac Cancer Center Designs Carl Edwards Car for Sunday Race
10. Delcath Systems, Inc. to Present Poster at International Liver Cancer Association 2009 Annual Conference
11. Planned Parenthood Stresses Importance of Regular Checkups During Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Cancer Drug May Fight Alzheimer's
(Date:9/1/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... September 01, 2015 , ... ... survey to aid colleges and universities across the country in stemming sexual assaults ... Researcher Campus Climate Collaborative (ARC3), a consortium of sexual assault researchers and student ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... September 01, 2015 , ... Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) ... to remove exudates, fluid, and infectious materials to prepare the wound for healing ... devices, and canisters, etc.) is projected to expand continuously through 2021. , Rising ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... , ... September 01, 2015 , ... The Jerry Segal ... The ACE Club and Green Valley Country Club in Lafayette Hill, PA. Over the ... more than $13.5 million for programs and services designed to support patients and their ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... , ... Royal River Natural Foods, a locally-owned independent natural health store in ... years and found that, among those who had a stroke, people who used multivitamins ... of the September 2015 issue of “Natural Insights for Well Being,” which Royal River ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... , ... September 01, 2015 , ... Agriculture innovation, urban ... few of the topics to be discussed at Seedstock’s 4th Annual Sustainable Agriculture ... at UC San Diego. , In addition to keynotes Pierre Sleiman, founder and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Georgia State, Partners Introduce Climate Survey to Aid in Preventing Campus Sexual Assaults 2Health News:World Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Market Assessed by GlobalData in In-demand Report Published at MarketPublishers.com 2Health News:World Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Market Assessed by GlobalData in In-demand Report Published at MarketPublishers.com 3Health News:The 26th Jerry Segal Classic Returns to Benefit Patients of Magee Rehabilitation Hospital 2Health News:The 26th Jerry Segal Classic Returns to Benefit Patients of Magee Rehabilitation Hospital 3Health News:New Study Finds Multivitamins Extend Life After Stroke, Retailer Reports 2Health News:Experts in Urban and Local Food Systems Development to Address Seedstock Sustainable Agriculture Conference Nov. 3-4 Discounted ticket sales end Sept. 4 2Health News:Experts in Urban and Local Food Systems Development to Address Seedstock Sustainable Agriculture Conference Nov. 3-4 Discounted ticket sales end Sept. 4 3Health News:Experts in Urban and Local Food Systems Development to Address Seedstock Sustainable Agriculture Conference Nov. 3-4 Discounted ticket sales end Sept. 4 4Health News:Experts in Urban and Local Food Systems Development to Address Seedstock Sustainable Agriculture Conference Nov. 3-4 Discounted ticket sales end Sept. 4 5
... study did find possible protection against colon tumors, however , , ... vitamin D did not lower the overall cancer death rate ... note a marked reduction in colorectal cancer deaths linked to ... U.S. National Cancer Institute, run counter to some earlier data ...
... 30 Roper Industries,Inc. (NYSE: ROP ) announced ... Conference on Tuesday, November 6, 2007 at 1:20 PM ... copy of the presentation,will be available in the "Investor ... About Roper Industries Roper Industries is a ...
... N.Y., Oct. 30 The North-Shore LIJ,Health System ... from the founders of Melville, NY-based FalconStor Software ... The gift will be used to create ... throughout the greater Flushing, NY area. Site,selection is ...
... Centers for Disease Control, University of Cologne and Selera ... Pathology (AMP) Annual Conference , When: Wednesday, Nov. 7, 9:00 ... Los Angeles , Why: Since the first diagnostic tests for ... public health authorities have been concerned about HIVs ability ...
... S.A. (Nasdaq:,EDAP) the global leader in High Intensity ... has entered into a securities purchase,agreement with selected ... which the Investors will purchase US $20 million,in ... will be delivered in the form of American ...
... IDEV ) today announced the Company will be,presenting ... on,Tuesday, November 6, 2007 at 2:30 PM Eastern Time. ... Rodman & Renshaw 9th Annual Healthcare,Conference on Wednesday, November ... being held in New York City. The presentations will ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Vitamin D Won't Help Prevent Most Cancers 2Health News:Vitamin D Won't Help Prevent Most Cancers 3Health News:EDAP TMS S.A. Announces $20 Million Placement to Fund US Clinical Studies 2Health News:EDAP TMS S.A. Announces $20 Million Placement to Fund US Clinical Studies 3Health News:Indevus Pharmaceuticals to Present at Upcoming Investor Conferences 2Health News:Indevus Pharmaceuticals to Present at Upcoming Investor Conferences 3
(Date:9/1/2015)... SPRINGDALE, Ark. , Sept. 1, 2015 NOWDiagnostics Inc., ... completed its acquisition of ZBx Corporation of Canada ... to its vision of a world where people have ... NOWDiagnostics manufactures and sells a line of unique blood-based ... simple-to-use, highly accurate tests for a variety of ailments ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... 1, 2015 UT Southwestern Medical Center President ... members joined U.S. Representatives Michael C. Burgess , ... discussion on the 21 st Century Cures Act, ... considered by the United States ... Academy of Sciences members, department chairs, center directors, and ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... Sept. 1, 2015  Results from an interim analysis ... that 5g of idarucizumab enabled emergency surgery to ... treated with dabigatran (Pradaxa ® dabigatran etexilate ... effect of dabigatran enabled patients to be urgently ... of 1.7 hours between administration of idarucizumab and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:NOWDiagnostics Inc. Acquires Canada's ZBx Corporation 2NOWDiagnostics Inc. Acquires Canada's ZBx Corporation 3U.S. Rep. Michael C. Burgess, M.D., hosts roundtable at UT Southwestern to discuss pivotal 21st Century Cures Act and future of biomedical science 2U.S. Rep. Michael C. Burgess, M.D., hosts roundtable at UT Southwestern to discuss pivotal 21st Century Cures Act and future of biomedical science 3U.S. Rep. Michael C. Burgess, M.D., hosts roundtable at UT Southwestern to discuss pivotal 21st Century Cures Act and future of biomedical science 4U.S. Rep. Michael C. Burgess, M.D., hosts roundtable at UT Southwestern to discuss pivotal 21st Century Cures Act and future of biomedical science 5New Analysis Shows Idarucizumab* Enables Rapid Initiation of Emergency Surgery in Dabigatran-Treated Patients 2New Analysis Shows Idarucizumab* Enables Rapid Initiation of Emergency Surgery in Dabigatran-Treated Patients 3New Analysis Shows Idarucizumab* Enables Rapid Initiation of Emergency Surgery in Dabigatran-Treated Patients 4New Analysis Shows Idarucizumab* Enables Rapid Initiation of Emergency Surgery in Dabigatran-Treated Patients 5New Analysis Shows Idarucizumab* Enables Rapid Initiation of Emergency Surgery in Dabigatran-Treated Patients 6New Analysis Shows Idarucizumab* Enables Rapid Initiation of Emergency Surgery in Dabigatran-Treated Patients 7New Analysis Shows Idarucizumab* Enables Rapid Initiation of Emergency Surgery in Dabigatran-Treated Patients 8New Analysis Shows Idarucizumab* Enables Rapid Initiation of Emergency Surgery in Dabigatran-Treated Patients 9
... in wake of AHA-presented data , ... a clinical trial suggesting rosuvastatin may lower the cardiovascular risk ... statin use in older adults, according to a national poll ... the online poll conducted by medical news site MedPage Today ...
... FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov. 25 Poniard,Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... on,innovative oncology therapies, announced today that it will ... in order to allow,the Company to focus its ... product candidate, and to support the initial commercialization ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Dramatic JUPITER Findings Fail to Sway Prescribing Behavior, Poll Shows 2Dramatic JUPITER Findings Fail to Sway Prescribing Behavior, Poll Shows 3Poniard Pharmaceuticals Announces Management Changes and Focus on Development and Commercialization of Picoplatin 2Poniard Pharmaceuticals Announces Management Changes and Focus on Development and Commercialization of Picoplatin 3
... Right Solution For Your Tracheostomy Care Needs, ... tray features the latest components for efficient ... control task. Designed by clinicians, these latex-free ... each patient and caregiver. All of our ...
... Right Solution For Your Tracheostomy Care Needs, ... tray features the latest components for efficient ... control task. Designed by clinicians, these latex-free ... each patient and caregiver. All of our ...
... alternate care facilities with a wide ... offer the finest in nursing convenience ... guidance of experienced nursing personnel, these ... is required for efficient and quick ...
... alternate care facilities with a wide ... offer the finest in nursing convenience ... guidance of experienced nursing personnel, these ... is required for efficient and quick ...
Medicine Products: