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Living with Dementia


Cancer drug prevents build-up of toxic brain protein

Researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center have used tiny doses of a leukemia drug to halt accumulation of toxic proteins linked to Parkinson’s disease in the brains of mice. This finding provides the basis to plan a clinical trial in humans to study the effects.

They say their study, published online May 10 in… Cancer drug prevents build-up of toxic brain protein   

What is dementia?

chronic sleep deprivation1 - stroke risk factors1 - fuller1 - cognitive decline19 - anticholinergics1 - developing alzheimers2 - high oestrogen levels1 - neurologic disorder1 - physical exercise1 - alcohol consumption1 - protective effect1 - transient ischaemic attack1 - normal aging1 - developing dementia2 - myxoedema1 - razadyne1 - positron emission tomography3 - apoe2 - frontal lobe pathology1 - vessel disease1 - amyloid proteins1 - oral health1 - socioeconomic boundaries1 - vision1 - dementia of lewy body1 - coffee2 - dementia parkinson's disease1 - biomarkers of alzheimer's disease1 - memory capacity1 - depression14 -