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Two existing drugs can block cell death in mice with neurodegeneration

Discussion in 'Alzheimer's Society news' started by Alzheimer's Society, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. Alzheimer's Society

    Alzheimer's Society Volunteer Moderator

    A new study shows that two drugs can block the death of brain cells in mice.

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  2. Hamster Wheel

    Hamster Wheel Registered User

    Apr 20, 2017
    59
    Derbyshire
    Good news for mice and their carers then.:rolleyes:
     
  3. oilovlam

    oilovlam Registered User

    Aug 2, 2015
    388
    South East
    Just saw this in an article on the BBC. The drugs are about to be trialed.

    "As one of the drugs is already available as a treatment for depression, the time taken to get from the lab to the pharmacy could be dramatically reduced."

    Seems that the drugs are Trazodone & DBM.

    Trazodone is an existing drug used for depression

    DBM must be the new compound.

    They are hoping that taken in combination it 'could' be significant.

    Let us pray that they succeed & soon. I think if the trials prove the drugs are effective then they will fast track development....but they have to make sure they are safe.

    I wonder if taking Trazodone on its own is worth considering?
     
  4. tangled89

    tangled89 Registered User

    Sep 24, 2017
    18
    I've tried had no effect
     
  5. lubyloo

    lubyloo Registered User

    Feb 9, 2015
    46
    Oh please, please, please, hurry with these trials so very badly needed.
     
  6. kassy

    kassy Registered User

    Dec 9, 2009
    11,836
    Poor mice,shouldn't be used.
     
  7. LadyA

    LadyA Volunteer Host

    Oct 19, 2009
    11,841
    Ireland
    Liquorice?! Wouldn't you wonder who thought to themselves "hmm. I wonder if I combined this antidepressant drug with liquorice, would it have any effect on dementia?"!! :confused:
     
  8. Lawson58

    Lawson58 Registered User

    Aug 1, 2014
    848
    Victoria, Australia
    So does all this mean that the price of liquorice is going to skyrocket? And shall we find vitamin companies will soon be marketing a new 'wonder' drug to add to all the others on the shelves?
     

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