Could Re-purposing Drugs Help Us Find a Treatment for Alzheimer’s?



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What candidates are participating in these clinical trials?
Are there side effects when using diabetes drugs in treating dementia?
Were there sex differences found in the study?


A discussion with Dr. Steven Arnold, Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology, University of Pennsylvania and Director of the Penn Memory Center and Dr. Gary Landreth, Professor of Neurosciences and Neurology and Director, Alzheimer’s Research Laboratory, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Arnold is conducting research into drug re-purposing with a diabetes drug and Dr. Landreth is researching alternate uses for an existing cancer drug. They were introduced by Dr. Guy Eakin of BrightFocus Foundation, which funds some of this research.

This call was made possible by the generous support of the Emmanuel J. Friedman Philanthropies.