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Postby CBT » Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:03 pm

A few years ago F@H was working on what was then called very promissing research on small drug molecules that would stabilize an intermediate state of the Alzheimer-protein, so no plaques would be formed in the brain anymore.
http://folding.stanford.edu/2012/09/15/ ... es-for-ad/
and
http://folding.stanford.edu/2013/09/15/ ... ldinghome/

Since a (potential) drug was used that had already been cleared by the FDA "this drug could hit the market considerably quicker".
However, I have not seen any blogs (reports) on this research since that time.
- Is this research still ongoing, did it lead to anything or was it stopped?


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Re: Alzheimer

Postby Joe_H » Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:09 pm

I don't recall where I saw it, but a followup question on this was answered in the last year or two. What I recall is that during early testing they ran into issues with toxicity, and discontinued testing.

This might mean that a variant of the existing drug could be created and tested in the future, but that will take longer.
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