Memory Drug (fwd)

kenneth paul collins KPCollins at postoffice.worldnet.att.net
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 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



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