Memory Drug (fwd)
stillman at dendwrite.com
Tue Nov 19 23:49:37 EST 1996
kenneth paul collins wrote:
> Ron Blue wrote:
> > ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> > Date: Mon, 18 Nov 1996 14:43:43 EST
> > From: Jeff Nagelbush <jnagelbu at art01.ferris.edu>
> > Subject: Memory Drug
> > On NPR this mornig and on the CNN web pages was a discussion of the
> > new memory drug, Ampakine CX-516. It has been shown to have
> > significant effects in rats and in humans, particularly in the
> > elderly. It is soon to be tested on Alsheimer's patients.
> > Supposedly, this works by stimulating the "so-called AMPA receptors
> > in the brain" and this improves the flow of information from one cell
> > to another. This brief description makes little sense to me as it
> > was written and discussed and I have been unable to find out what
> > AMPA receptors are. If anyone there can help me I would appreciate
> > it. Thanks.
> > Jeff
> > Jeffrey Nagelbush
> > jnagelbu at art01.ferris.edu
> > Social Sciences Department
> > Ferris State University
> > Big Rapids, MI 49307
> A search on "Gary Lynch" might turn up some leads. Lynch is the researcher
> who discussed the drug at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience
> recently. ken collins
Good idea. Along this line, try the SFN's home page http://www.sfn.org
in a week or two. I'd imagine they'd put something this big on their
website. When I used to go, they'd have a Press Release Office for
these types of things.
Also, perhaps the NYT's Science Times would have it?
Michael J. Stillman, Ph.D.
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Framingham, MA 01702
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