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Fisher Center Scientists Show That Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Reduce Effectiveness of SSRI Antidepressants

Fisher Center Scientists Show That Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Reduce Effectiveness of SSRI Antidepressants Scientists at the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research at The Rockefeller University, led by Paul Greengard, Ph.D., and Jennifer Warner-Schmidt, Ph.D., have shown that anti-inflammatory drugs, which include … Continue reading

Protein p11 and the Understanding of Depression

By: www.ALZinfo.org Paul Greengard, PhD, director of Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research’s team of internationally renowned scientists, has helped discover a protein that seems to be pivotal in lifting depression. The National Institute of Mental Health, a division of … Continue reading

New Drugs for Alzheimer’s Work in Novel Ways

By: www.ALZinfo.org A new class of drugs called gamma-secretase modulators works to reduce the buildup of toxic proteins in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease, giving doctors hope that these medications may offer effective new treatments for the devastating … Continue reading

New therapeutic target for Alzheimer’s could lead to drugs without side effects

Alzheimer’s disease is caused by a build-up of a small protein called beta-amyloid, which is formed when a larger protein is broken into pieces. But the enzyme that produces beta-amyloid is also responsible for cleavage of another protein called Notch. Continue reading