Published in In VivoBeyond Beta-AmyloidThe US FDA has approved six drugs to treat Alzheimer’s symptoms, all of which work by increasing the amount of neurotransmitters in the brain, helping nerve cells in the brain to communicate. These approved therapies are: Razadyne (galantamine), Exelon (rivastigmine), Aricept, Namenda,Namzaric (memantine + donepezil) and Cognex, which is no longer widely sold in the US. None of these drugs prevent or treat the cause of Alzheimer’s, nor do they slow progression of the disease.
Dr Sara Garcia-Rates left Neuro-Bio Ltd in January 2016 on Maternity leave. Neuro-Bio would like to congratulate her and her husband, and wish them the very best of luck to becoming parents. Dr Garcia-Rates will be returning to Neuro-Bio Ltd in July 2016.
Neuro-Bio would like to thank Ms. Josie Duffy for the very generous donation to our research of over £700. The money will now be very well spent: thanks to Ms Duffy we are now able to purchase a piece of equipment that will enable us to increase our processing and analysis of brain samples from Alzheimer patients.