- Associated Press - Friday, June 20, 2014

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Researchers are looking for 1,000 people to test a drug’s effect on Alzheimer’s disease at the University of Kentucky’s Sanders-Brown Center on Aging.

The center says it is the only testing site in Kentucky and the only one within 200 miles of Lexington.

Participants will be 65 to 85 years old and will undergo tests to determine their eligibility.

The study will test an amyloid antibody that may prevent memory loss caused by Alzheimer’s. The Sanders-Brown Center says amyloid is a protein normally produced in the brain. Scientists think a buildup of the protein may help cause Alzheimer’s.

Dr. Gregory Jicha of the Sanders-Brown Center says the study is one of many Alzheimer’s-related clinical trials being conducted there. For more information, contact Sarah Tarrant at (859) 323-1331.

___

Online: https://www.uky.edu/coa

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide