Sunday, December 17, 2017

From The Valley of Death to The Valley of Cures – NIH TRND Program Supports Multiple Rare Diseases

November 15, 2011 by  
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Thank you Dr. Francis Collins, Dr. Chris Austin, Dr. John McKew and others at the NIH who are all involved in driving the National Institutes of Health’s Therapeutics for Rare and Neglected Diseases (TRND) program forward. TRND has been a huge success since launching five pilot projects last year, including one program that focuses on [...]

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CureCaps Hat Project Makes First Medical Research Grants To Leading Alzheimer’s and Athersclerosis Researchers

July 25, 2011 by  
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Soon after Addi and Cassi were diagnosed with a fatal genetic cholesterol disease called Niemann Pick Type C disease, we organized a grassroots effort to collect “CureCaps” from volunteers around the world and sell them to help raise money for research into brain diseases that impact millions of people worldwide. We want to report to [...]

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Insulin Therapy and Alzheimer’s – Could Cyclodextrin Sugar Act on Insulin and Glucose Metabolism?

April 10, 2011 by  
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Recently reports in the news shows how insulin therapy may be a treatment for Alzheimer’s.  Basically, a low dose of insulin has been found to suppress the expression in the blood of four precursor proteins involved in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease, according to research by University at Buffalo endocrinologists.  Paresh Dandona, MD, PhD, University [...]

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Novartis Phase 3 cancer drug Panobinostat may correct Niemann Pick Type C cholesterol defect through inhibiting histone deacetylase (HDAC)

March 21, 2011 by  
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I almost fell off my chair a few minutes ago. I just posted a blog on news from Notre Dame and Cornell about HDAC inhibitors correcting the Niemann Pick Type C defect in cell culture. I just read on PNAS that the Novartis cancer drug Panobinostat (LBH-589), a Phase 3 drug developed for the treatment [...]

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Gleevec Cancer Drug Reported To Work In Alzheimer’s disease also working in Niemann Pick Type C mouse

September 2, 2010 by  
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A New York Times story is reporting that Paul Greengard (and his dog Alpha), who won a Nobel Prize for his work on signaling in brain cells, has found that the cancer drug Gleevec, is a new potential drug target for Alzheimer’s disease and blocks gamma secretase activating protein. Rudolph Tanzi and Paul Aisen are [...]

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