Medical research

Scientists find rare disease clues in cell's recycling system

Scientists have demonstrated how an investigational drug works against a rare, fatal genetic disease, Niemann-Pick type C1 (NPC1). They found that a closely related compound will activate an enzyme, AMPK, triggering a cellular ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Landmark Alzheimer's prevention trial to evaluate third drug

An international team led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has selected a third investigational drug to be tested in a worldwide clinical trial - already underway - aimed at finding treatments to prevent ...

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