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Science watch


Our science watch section reports on the story behind the media-reported “breakthrough” headlines in dementia, by focusing on the original journal study. Reports of other developments in research on care and cure are also included.

10/05/2019 Jülich completes Phase I trial for its AD drug PRI-002
08/05/2019 The Food and Drug Administration (USA) provides Optina Diagnostics with breakthrough device designation for a new Retinal Imaging Platform
07/05/2019 Actinogen Medical announces results from its Phase II clinical trial XanADu in AD
07/05/2019 Merck presents positive Phase III data of BELSOMRA® (suvorexant) for the treatment of insomnia in AD
07/05/2019 Study suggests that spatial navigationability may help identify people at high genetic risk of developing AD
06/05/2019 Alector announces the recruitment of the first participant in Phase Ib trial of AL002 for AD
06/05/2019 Researchers link cognitive decline in Parkinson’s disease with genetic variants of AD
01/05/2019 High-resolution mapping of single brain cells from people with AD identifies early molecular drivers of disease
30/04/2019 Researchers publish new guidelines for Alzheimer’s disease-like condition
15/04/2019 Trials start for short iPad test to detect early signs of dementia
11/04/2019 Researchers publish study findings of the halted Phase III AD drug trial on verubecestat
07/04/2019 Study on mice aims to block gum disease-related bacteria from traveling into the brain to avoid the release of toxins that might be involved in the development of AD
03/04/2019 Amylyx Pharmaceuticals announces recruitment of first participants in a recently expanded Phase II trial of AMX0035 for AD
02/04/2019 Bill Gates announces new call for proposals for innovative Alzheimer’s diagnosis research projects
02/04/2019 The IDEAS study publishes results on the effect of amyloid PET imaging to improve clinical management in MCI and dementia