Meanwhile, the animals' learning and memory improved. An excessive accumulation of this peptide eventually leads to the Alzheimer's-related brain pathologies known as beta-amyloid plaques.
Verubecestat is a small molecule inhibitor of the beta-site amyloid precursor protein cleaving enzyme (BACE1).
Dr Riqiang Yan, of the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute in the U.S., said: "To our knowledge, this is the first observation of such a dramatic reversal of amyloid deposition in any study of Alzheimer's disease mouse models".
We still may be some years away from an effective Alzheimer's disease treatment, but all is certainly not lost with many dedicated researchers still working hard to find potentially useful drug targets. Therefore, inhibiting it may cause some impairments as a side effect.
Just hours before this latest Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute study was published, another blow to the field came when Merck announced it was discontinuing a Phase 3 clinical trial into a drug called verubecestat, following a recommendation suggesting, "it was unlikely that positive benefit/risk could be established if the trial continued". The team from the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute in the USA detailed the findings in the Journal of Experimental Medicine.
The results of this laboratory experiment have now been published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine. To their surprise, the mice developed normally and appeared to remain perfectly healthy over time. The scientists then proceeded to breed them with other rodents that had Alzheimer's-like symptoms, such as a buildup of amyloid plaque in the brain.
Eli Lilly also dropped the method in 2013, but a year later joined forces with AstraZeneca to try another version in early-stage patients, a similar age to the mice tested in Yan's new study.
It raises hopes that drugs targeting BACE1 could successfully treat the disease in humans.
However, the study also found that the functioning of the synapses - that is, the spaces between neurons that facilitate their communication - was only partially restored.
The findings could be a game changer for the pharmaceutical industry, which has had a rough ride with BACE1 inhibitors - although some analysts claim Merck's failure suggests we are barking up the wrong tree. "Future studies should develop strategies to minimize synaptic deficiency resulting from significant inhibition of BACE1 to achieve maximum and optimal benefits for patients with Alzheimer's", says Yan.
Tillerson left the meeting with Aoun without making a statement, but he signed the guest book at the Baabda Presidential Palace. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is urging Hezbollah to cease its activities overseas to help reduce tensions in the region.
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Four members of Oxfam staff were dismissed and three, including van Hauwermeiren, left before the investigation had completed. Van Hauwermeiren told the paper that he would respond further through a lawyer in due course. "They let perpetrators go".
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Sitharaman said the February 10 attack left at least five soldiers and one civilian dead and 11 other people injured. The National Investigation Agency, India's premier counter-terror unit will probe the Jammu attack, an official said.
Israel however destroyed almost half of President Bashar Assad's air defenses, according to military estimates. In turn, Syrian anti-aircraft managed to shoot down an Israeli aircraft that crashed in Northern Israel .
The first club chairman in the Premier League to be sacked due to poor results has admitted his surprise at getting the chop. They have some respite from their league woes this weekend when they face fellow strugglers Southampton in the FA Cup.
The crash happened on Route 25 near Woodlot Road in Ridge in Suffolk County at about 11:20 a.m., police said. The Mazda burst into flames and four people inside died, police said.
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