Inflammation drives progression of Alzheimer's

Inflammatory mechanisms caused by the brain’s immune system drive the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, according to new research. These findings, which rely on a series of laboratory experiments, provide new insights into pathogenetic mechanisms that are believed to hold potential for tackling Alzheimer’s before symptoms manifest. The researchers envision that one day this may lead […]

Antidepressant may help combat the course of multiple sclerosis

The antidepressant clomipramine may also alleviate symptoms of multiple sclerosis, specifically in its progressive form, i.e. when it occurs without relapses or remissions. As yet, drugs for this type of MS have been virtually non-existent. Researchers screened 1,040 generic therapeutics and, based on preclinical studies, identified one that is suitable for the treatment of multiple […]