SIU School of Medicine Included in National Alzheimer’s Study

SIU School of Medicine Included in National Alzheimer’s Study


A national study testing a new drug to treat Alzheimer’s disease will soon be underway at the SIU School of Medicine.

It’s called NOBLE. Dr. Thomas Ala says there is a lot of optimism the medication could be a big step in slowing Alzheimers’ progression.

“Animal models have showed that if you have a rat, and you infuse the toxic chemical into the rat, the rat’s memory is impaired and the brain cells die,” says Ala. “This drug helps to protect [against] the damage from that toxic chemical.”

Ala says the SIU School of Medicine is looking for volunteers who have been diagnosed mild to moderate Alzheimer’s to participate.

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