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A ‘garbage disposal’ drug may slow Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases | KurzweilAI

A ‘garbage disposal’ drug may slow Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases | KurzweilAI

Rolipram, a drug that boosts activity in the brain’s “garbage disposal” system, can decrease levels of toxic proteins associated with Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders and improve cognition in mice, a new study by neuroscientists has found.

Rolipram causes nausea, but similar drugs do not, and could be tested in clinical trials quickly, the researchers say.

Source: A ‘garbage disposal’ drug may slow Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases | KurzweilAI