Memory Drug (fwd)

kenneth paul collins KPCollins at
Tue Nov 19 22:51:00 EST 1996

Ron Blue wrote:
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Date: Mon, 18 Nov 1996 14:43:43 EST
> From: Jeff Nagelbush <jnagelbu at>
> 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
> 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

More information about the Neur-sci mailing list