• Two older drugs could be 'repurposed' to fight dementia

    7 monthes ago - By NHS

    "Depression and cancer drugs offer hope for dementia sufferers," Sky News reports. The headline is prompted by a study looking at the effect of two drugs - one used to treat depression and another being trialled for cancer treatment - on neurodegenerative diseases.
    Neurodegenerative diseases are conditions that cause progressive damage to the brain's functions, such as Alzheimer's disease , Parkinson's disease and CJD .
    Mice infected with diseases mimicking neurodegenerative diseases were treated with the two drugs: trazodone hydrochloride and dibenzoylmethane (a drug that could be useful...
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