What does everyone think about Noscapine for AD?

Posted by julie868 @julie868, Feb 13, 2020

Has anyone heard about the new research conducted in Switzerland using Noscapine as a potential treatment for Alzheimer's? It looks promising, would love to hear all of your thoughts on the subject. I am not able to post a link, but you can take a look at the article written by Annie Habler (@hablerannie) on Medium.com which has the information on the topic or maybe message me directly.

Thanks everyone!

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– Groundbreaking Study Reveals Noscapine’s Potential in Alzheimer’s Treatment https://medium.com/@hablerannie/groundbreaking-study-reveals-noscapines-potential-in-alzheimer-s-treatment-b0f74e2d7e3d

And here's the link to the original study
fMRI Reveals Mitigation of Cerebrovascular Dysfunction by Bradykinin Receptors 1 and 2 Inhibitor Noscapine in a Mouse Model of Cerebral Amyloidosis https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6413713/

It's very important when reading blog posts and media articles to look beyond the headline. The title of the first article can easily lead people to thinking that treatment is on the horizon. Looking at the actual study quickly reveals that this research is in very early stages and still being tested in mice models and not yet on humans. Don't get me wrong. The news brings hope for the future, but not the immediate future and likely won't change treatment for anyone living with Alzheimer's today.

Julie, are you caring for someone living with Alzheimer's? What is your interest in new treatments?

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