12
Jun
2018

Dementia-related brain damage reversed in mice using 20-year-old asthma drug

“At the onset of dementia, leukotrienes attempt to protect nerve cells, but over the long term, they cause damage,” says Domenico Praticò, a senior investigator on the new research. “Having discovered this, we wanted to know whether blocking leukotrienes could reverse the damage, whether we could do something to fix memory and learning impairments in mice having already abundant tau pathology.”

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