In a research study led by Yuksel Agca, associate professor of veterinary pathology and a researcher in the Comparative Medicine Program in the MU College of Veterinary Medicine, it was found that two proteins namely APP and PS1, were the key factors linked to Alzheimer’s disorder, by carrying out the research work in rat model. If the accumulation of amyloid-β could be manipulated, it could lead to a decrease in the onset of Alzheimer Disease.
EIP Pharma raised $20.5 million series B funding to support Neflamapimod, the phase 2b program of its Alzheimer treatment. The funding is also to build the team and to support other research studies related to central nervous system disorders.
Washington University School of Medicine sleep specialist Yo-El Ju, MD, led a research team that found circadian rhythm disruptions occur in people whose memories are intact but whose brain scans show early, preclinical evidence of Alzheimer's disease. She previously had discovered that people with clinical symptoms of Alzheimer's have disturbances in their internal body clocks that affect the sleep/wake cycle. Credit: Washington University School of Medicine.
Investigators at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research discovered dozens of new genetic variations associated with a person’s general cognitive ability. The findings, which were published online today in Cell Reports, have the potential to help researchers develop more targeted treatment for cognitive and memory disorders.
Biogen (NASDAQ: BIIB) announced that it has increased the profit potential on aducanumab, its Phase 3 investigational treatment for early Alzheimer’s disease, by reducing the potential royalty payment on potential commercial sales of aducanumab to Neurimmune Holding AG. In exchange for a 15 percent reduction in the previously negotiated royalty rates, Biogen agreed to make a one-time $150 million payment to Neurimmune Holding AG.
AbbVie (ABBV), a global biopharmaceutical company, and Alector, a privately owned biotechnology company, announced a global strategic collaboration to develop and commercialize medicines to treat Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative disorders.
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