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Alzheimer's from a New Angle
In a cover story article, the February 22, 2016 issue of Time Magazine highlights the efforts of Dr. Longo and his team to develop a novel approach for Alzheimer’s therapy. (article available only to TIME magazine subscribers) Full Story
The phase 2a Alzheimer’s disease study for LM11A-31 will be conducted in a network of sites based in Sweden, Germany, Austria and Czechoslovakia. Once appropriate approvals are in place the study is targeted to begin enrollment at some time during the summer of 2016. Since this six-month study will involve careful monthly testing involving 8 or more visits, all of the participating subjects will be required to live near a study site. As is the case with most drug trials, approximately one-third of the trial participants will be treated with placebo, thus there is no guarantee that participants will receive the drug. Unfortunately, there will be no study participation options in the US. Once the trial is formally approved and set to begin, the specific sites and contact information will be listed on a number of websites including clinicaltrials.gov. At that time, study site directors can provide additional information regarding the logistics of potential participation. We expect the study to take approximately two years to complete. If the phase 2a study is successful, a phase 3 study will be conducted at many additional sites with a number likely to be in the US.
Neurology Today Press Release: New PET Tracer Visualizes Neuroinflammation and Response To Experimental Therapy in AD mice
ALZforum Press Release: Meet GE180: A PET Ligand for Tracking Neuroinflammation
Study identifies small molecules mimicking key brain growth factor, Inside Stanford Medicine
In this video, Frank Longo, MD, PhD, discusses the coming dementia epidemic and why there is reason to be optimistic. In his talk, Longo describes what happens in the brain when Alzheimer’s develops, advances in treating the disease and how exercise, diet and brain exercises may slow, or prevent, cognitive decline.
Stanford neurologist is one of GQ's 2010 'Rock Stars of Science'
For just one day, Stanford neurologist Frank Longo, MD, PhD, got to hang up his white coat and step into the shoes of a rock star. He is featured in the December issue of GQ magazine alongside musician/singer and reality-television star Bret Michaels.
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