New drug could increase normal memory capacity

By Beth Vorhees

Researchers in Morgantown will begin clinical trials in 2008 for a new drug they are confident can help patients losing their memories to Alzheimer’s disease and other brain conditions. Bryostatin enhances the formation of new connections in the brains of laboratory rats and could potentially increase normal memory capacity and repair and restore lost memory. Dr. Daniel Alkon is Scientific Director of the Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute.

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