Feb 10, 2012

Cancer Drug Erases Alzheimer's, Video Explanation

Neuroscientists at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have made a dramatic breakthrough in their efforts to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. This video contains a clear, concise explanation of the research.

By Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer's Reading Room

I brought this video back up for those that are asking question about this stunning research.

Here are some important points.
  • This research was conducted at a top notch, reputable University, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.
  • The drug, Bexarotene, has been approved for the treatment of cancer by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and has been available for more than a decade.
  • Available information indicates that Bexarotene has a good safety and side-effect profile. This is important.
  • Dr.Gary Landreth said that clinical trials in humans will start soon.
  • Rudy Tanzi commented here, "If this drug performs in humans that way it has in Alzheimer's mouse models, it will be terrific for Alzheimer's patients".

Original content Bob DeMarco, the Alzheimer's Reading Room