Thursday, August 19, 2010

semagacestat fails to treat Alzheimer's

Yesterday, Gina Kolata in the NYT wrote that a large PHARMA is abandoning its drug semagacestat that decreases the production of amyloid in patients with Alzheimer's. IMHO I believe that this was a failed concept from the start.  Alll neurodegenerative diseases (multiple sclerosis, ALS, Huntington's, Parkinson's and many many more) occur when the central nervous system is stressed and reacts excessively. The answer for all these conditions is the same, rein in this excessive response. Treat these conditions at the source..I wrote this about Parkinson's years ago. I think PURSOR could work equally as well on other neurodegenerative disorders. It is at least worth a try.

Elsewhere, researchers at NIH have declared that mood altering drugs appear to partially protect the brain against neurodegenerative diseases  I am glad to see that mainstream medicine is coming around to this axiom.

All mood altering drugs influence the immune system (immunomodulate)

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