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(Some Guy)   Not news: Researchers testing new Alzheimer's drug. News: studies show the drug actually impairs memory. Fark: "The new findings are not a red light for [the drug's] development"   (myhealthnewsdaily.com) divider line 35
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2012-02-21 10:53:25 AM
Well, you can't fix what ain't broke...
 
2012-02-21 10:53:44 AM
They should just forget about it.
 
2012-02-21 10:55:51 AM
"The new findings are not a red light for [the drug's] development"

Which may be true, but they'll still need to go back to the drawing board.
 
2012-02-21 10:56:05 AM
At least the drug doesn't actually impair memory.
 
2012-02-21 11:00:10 AM
This will end poorly for humanity but great for monkeys.
 
2012-02-21 11:01:18 AM
Wait a minute. Strike that. Reverse it.
 
2012-02-21 11:04:49 AM
So... is their drug operating on the theory that if you forget you have alzheimers it will go away?
 
2012-02-21 11:05:48 AM
Heh heh... AIDS II.

What! A house is burning! Burn down the neighborhood before it spreads!
 
2012-02-21 11:10:01 AM
It's not clear whether the same thing happens in people. And even if it does, these drugs may still have a use against Alzheimer's, Vassar said.

Read the damn article.
 
2012-02-21 11:10:34 AM
Oh good lord. Alzheimer's disease is about a profound and progressive loss of cognition, not just memory. If these drugs, as the article says, may cause a slight impairment of memory, but halt the overall degradation in the brain, it's an acceptable risk. Most Alzheimer's victims would happily accept this. So not asinine, Subby.
 
2012-02-21 11:14:02 AM
This is nothing new. The treatment is often worse then the disease. Americans do love their magic pills (new window) though.
 
2012-02-21 11:14:16 AM
Impaired memory is a symptom of Alzheimer's disease. A slight impairment of memory coupled with significant slowing of physical damage is an EASY trade to make.
 
2012-02-21 11:14:44 AM
Read to the end of the damn article, doltmitter. Your ignorance is not as good as scientists' knowledge.
 
2012-02-21 11:15:30 AM
TFA:Side effects showed up when BACE1 was completely removed from mice. However, "these BACE1 blockers might be useful at a specific dose that will reduce the amyloid plaques but not high enough to interfere with the wiring. Understanding the normal function of BACE1 may help us avoid potential drug side effects," Vassar said.
 
2012-02-21 11:18:11 AM
Maybe they forgot the point of the drug.
 
2012-02-21 11:19:54 AM
potion creation failed
 
2012-02-21 11:21:16 AM
The side effects of many of these drugs will either give you a stroke or kill you so you won't need to take it for long.
 
2012-02-21 11:30:05 AM
theyayornay.com

Would like to know more about this drug.
 
2012-02-21 11:37:34 AM

squirrelflavoredyogurt: This is nothing new. The treatment is often worse then the disease. Americans do love their magic pills (new window) though.


You're an idiot sophist and part of what is wrong with scienve education in thia country.

You are first and foremost a biological organism. Altering homeostasis is the goal. Pharmo is the most efficient and controllable mechanism for physiological pathologies.
 
2012-02-21 11:45:45 AM
Remember kids... don't smoke weed!
 
2012-02-21 11:51:03 AM
ITT: Subby proudly demonstrates his medical ignorance.

Alternatively: Subby trolls everyone who knows anything about science/medicine.
 
2012-02-21 12:09:26 PM
Didn't Fark teach us that cannabis can cure Alzheimer's?
 
2012-02-21 12:54:25 PM

Bruxellensis: Didn't Fark teach us that cannabis can cure Alzheimer's?


www.nsma.org.au

Would like to know more about this drug.
 
2012-02-21 12:57:58 PM
Everyone at the FDA needs to be fired and replaced with an actual working regulatory body that isn't beholden to big pharma.
 
2012-02-21 12:59:30 PM
Pharma. Sure we whored out, but we waited a while!"™
 
2012-02-21 01:06:59 PM
Isn't this a repeat?
 
2012-02-21 01:19:21 PM
Just mix the ingredients in reverse, sillies... Do I have to think of everything?
 
2012-02-21 01:20:10 PM
www.fanzone50.com
/approves of this research
 
2012-02-21 01:25:59 PM
FTA: However, the new study suggests these drugs interfere with the brain's wiring, potentially affecting the formation of new memories.

Am I the only one that thinks that this is may funded by certain branches of our government... A practical application of this would be to inject it into a suspect and then proceed to interrogate the person. The drug thus blocks the formation of memories pertaining to the interrogation while leaving past long term memory intact. I might also add that another application of this would be to... hold on, there is a knock at my door... BRB
 
2012-02-21 01:28:17 PM
Sounds like they aren't going to be able to sell many of these pills if no one can remember to take them.
 
2012-02-21 02:40:32 PM
This reminds of something. I heard that researchers are testing a new Alzheimer's drug, but it actually impairs memory. Even so, they may continue with development.
 
2012-02-21 06:11:55 PM
The new findings are not a red light for BACE1 inhibitor development, study researcher Robert Vassar, a professor of cell and molecular biology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, said here today at the American Association for the Advancement of Science's annual meeting.


I've had just about enough of your Vassar bashing, young subby!
 
2012-02-21 06:20:12 PM
The article does not say if the effect is permanent, it might just be temporary while you take the drug and clear out the tangles. That would certainly be a worthwhile tradeoff, even if you could not remember the period when you were being dosed..
 
2012-02-21 10:27:37 PM

djRykoSuave: squirrelflavoredyogurt: This is nothing new. The treatment is often worse then the disease. Americans do love their magic pills (new window) though.

You're an idiot sophist and part of what is wrong with scienve education in thia country.

You are first and foremost a biological organism. Altering homeostasis is the goal. Pharmo is the most efficient and controllable mechanism for physiological pathologies.


Perhaps you should try harder to spell things correctly when you're calling other people idiots and suggesting they are what is wrong with education.
 
2012-02-22 04:46:23 PM

PsyLord: FTA: However, the new study suggests these drugs interfere with the brain's wiring, potentially affecting the formation of new memories.

Am I the only one that thinks that this is may funded by certain branches of our government... A practical application of this would be to inject it into a suspect and then proceed to interrogate the person. The drug thus blocks the formation of memories pertaining to the interrogation while leaving past long term memory intact. I might also add that another application of this would be to... hold on, there is a knock at my door... BRB


You are not sufficiently evil. A better use of this drug is for it to simply exist with a lot of side effects. Side effects that are noticeable and distinct. You inject this into a suspect, and then just leave him alone in his room, in a vaguely uncomfortable position. He wakes up later, stiff and uncomfortable, and you inform him of the horrible things you did to him. The horrible, unverifiable things. The things you'll be glad to do again, if he doesn't cooperate.

Hell, strapped to a table with limbs in tanks of neutral temperature and density liquids, you could probably convince someone you started dissections and amputations, all without any of the muss, fuss, or risks of torture.
 
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