Rabbit Models for Alzheimer's Disease

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Diana Woodruff-Pak (Temple University, Philadelphia, PA) used cholesterol-fed rabbits as a model of AD for evaluation of currently available and potential anti-Alzheimer drugs. These animals developed typical Alzheimer pathology, including behavioral changes and deposition of ß-amyloid and even tau. Galantamine and donepezil partially protected animals from Alzheimer symptomatology.

Therapies for Multiple Sclerosis

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J. Kocsis, PhD. - The current approaches to the therapy of multiple sclerosis are reviewed by J. Kocsis (Yale University). His research emphasizes remyelination as an approach to the therapy of multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury.

Imatinib (Gleevec) as a Paradigm of Targeted Cancer Therapies by Brian Druker, March 2007 - Part 1: Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) and Imatinib (33:54)

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Imatinib (Gleevec) has become a paradigm for targeted cancer therapies. The first part of this lecture will describe the clinical features and the molecular pathogenesis of the disease for which imatinib was developed, chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). This overview will trace the history of the identification of the target of imatinib, BCR-ABL. The preclinical development of the BCR-ABL kinase inhibitor, imatinib and highly successful clinical trials of this agent for patients with CML will be...