UC Irvine researchers test experimental drug to treat Alzheimer's disease

November 04, 2014

IN THE NEWS: UC Irvine psychiatrist Dr. Steven G. Potkin tells the Orange County Register he is hopeful that clinical trials of an experimental drug prove effective in protecting against the loss of the brain tissue and neurons due to Alzheimer's disease.

The experimental compound, known as T817-MA, helps protect functioning neurons, says Potkin, lead investigator at UC Irvine for a national research trial called the Noble Study. He is seeking about 20 volunteers who are already being treated with the Alzheimer's drugs donepezil or Aricept.

For more information about the study, call 949-824-8040. 

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