In The News: Department of Brain Health

Yahoo!
April 28, 2020

An experimental drug could help caregivers as well as patients, as it substantially improved agitation in Alzheimer's patients in a late-stage clinical trial. The announcement boosted the shares of the maker of the treatment, Axsome Therapeutics (AXSM), nearly 25% to more than $95.

Associated Press
January 27, 2020

The Pentagon disclosed on Friday that 34 U.S. service members suffered traumatic brain injuries in Iran’s missile strike this month on an Iraqi air base, and although half have returned to work, the casualty total belies President Donald Trump’s initial claim that no Americans were harmed. He later characterized the injuries as “not very serious.”

Bloomberg
January 24, 2020

The Pentagon disclosed on Friday that 34 U.S. service members suffered traumatic brain injuries in Iran's missile strike this month on an Iraqi air base, and although half have returned to work, the casualty total belies President Donald Trump's initial claim that no Americans were harmed. He later characterized the injuries as “not very serious.”

U.S. News & World Report
January 24, 2020

The Pentagon disclosed on Friday that 34 U.S. service members suffered traumatic brain injuries in Iran's missile strike this month on an Iraqi air base, and although half have returned to work, the casualty total belies President Donald Trump's initial claim that no Americans were harmed. He later characterized the injuries as “not very serious.”

KNPR News
January 6, 2020

Jefferson Kinney, the founding chairman of the UNLV Cellular and Molecular Brain Research Laboratory, said the lab was created, in part, to complement the brain health center’s work.

KSNV-TV: News 3
December 6, 2019

As new treatments are developed for traumatic brain injury and Alzheimer’s disease, a significant amount of credit could go to UNLV’s new Department of Brain Health.

Bloomberg
December 4, 2019

Biogen Inc. stunned Alzheimer’s researchers in March when it said its highly awaited Alzheimer’s treatment aducanumab was unlikely to work. Seven months later, the company reversed course and said the drug did work after all -- at least in one of two large trials.

PBS
November 22, 2019

Nearly fifty-thousand Nevadans are currently living with Alzheimer's, and that number is only expected to skyrocket over the next decade. On this Nevada Week, we'll explore how close local researchers are to a cure. Plus, what role do citizen scientists and caregivers play toward fighting this neurodegenerative disease?

PBS
November 22, 2019

Nearly fifty-thousand Nevadans are currently living with Alzheimer's, and that number is only expected to skyrocket over the next decade. On this Nevada Week, we'll explore how close local researchers are to a cure. Plus, what role do citizen scientists and caregivers play toward fighting this neurodegenerative disease?

MarketWatch
November 4, 2019

China has approved its first homegrown Alzheimer’s treatment — a novel drug based on algae, and the first breakthrough since 2003 in a field that has frustrated scientists and drug companies for decades.

Yahoo!
November 4, 2019

Shanghai Green Valley Pharmaceuticals (Green Valley) today announced that China's National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) has approved Oligomannate (GV-971) as new drug for the treatment of "mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease (AD) and improving cognitive function."

PR Newswire
November 4, 2019

Shanghai Green Valley Pharmaceuticals (Green Valley) announced today that China's National Medical Products Administration ( ANPM ) has approved oligo manato (GV-971) as a new drug for treatment of "Alzheimer's disease (AD) from benign to moderate and to improve cognitive function".