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Drug's effect on Alzheimer's may depend on severity of disease

Academics / General Science : Science Codex

A cancer drug that has shown promise against Alzheimer's disease in mice and has begun early clinical trials has yielded perplexing results in a novel mouse model of AD that mimics the genetics and pathology of the human disease mor...

Pediatric sickle cell study stopped early due to positive results

Academics / General Science : ScienceDaily: Science Society

For some children with sickle cell disease, the drug hydroxyurea is as effective as blood transfusions to reduce blood flow speeds in the brain, a national sickle cell disease study has found. Increased blood flows are a major risk ...

Common drug may help treat effects of muscle disease in boys

Academics / General Science : Science Codex

MINNEAPOLIS – A drug typically prescribed for erectile dysfunction or increased pressure in the arteries may help improve blood flow in the muscles of boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, according to a study published in the May ...

Studies Published in New England Journal of Medicine Identify Promising Drug Therapies for Fatal Lung Disease

Health : Newswise Medical News

Researchers in separate clinical trials found two drugs slow the progression of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a fatal lung disease with no effective treatment or cure, and for which there is currently no therapy approved by the Foo...

Drug originally developed for cancer proves effective for children with progeria

Academics / General Science : ScienceDaily: Science Society

Results of the first-ever clinical drug trial for children with progeria, a rare, fatal "rapid-aging" disease, demonstrate the efficacy of a farnesyltransferase inhibitor (FTI), a drug originally developed to treat cancer. The clini...

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