Researchers study drug for Alzheimer's stem cell treatment

04/24/2006 | United Press International

U.S. researchers say Axonyx's Posiphen was found to improve the ability of transplanted human neuronal stem cells to change into neurons in biotech mice. They say the Phase I trial drug appears to suppress the amyloid precursor protein, allowing new neurons to be produced in the brain, a critical development toward a stem cell therapy for Alzheimer's.

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