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New method raises hopes for antiretroviral drugs against Alzheimer’s

A new method shows ways to curb an early molecular process of Alzheimer’s disease. In the long term, the method can lead to the production of antiretroviral drugs.
Sara Snogerup Linse
Sara Snogerup Linse

Professor Sara Snogerup Linse at Lund University is responsible for developing the new method together with her colleagues at the universities in Cambridge and Groningen. The researchers also show that the active medical substance against cancer – bexarotene – can slow the formation of plaque and reduce nerve cell death.

“What is new about this method is that we first acquired knowledge about the intermediate steps involved in the process, and then looked for substances to eliminate certain steps”, says Sara Snogerup Linse.

The new findings are presented in an article in the journal Science Advances.

For more information
Professor Sara Snogerup Linse
Lund University, Department of Chemistry
+46 (0)46 222 82 46
sara.linse [at] biochemistry.lu.se

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