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University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Alzheimer's Disease Drug Slows Damage and Symptoms

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Caption: Kurt Brunden, Ph.D., Director of Drug Discovery at Penn's Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research, explains a new Journal of Neuroscience study which shows that the compound epothilone D is effective in preventing further neurological damage and improving cognitive performance in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease. The results establish how the drug might be used in early-stage AD patients.

Credit: Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

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