A drug normally used by patients suffering from asthma attacks called montelukast appears to protect the brains of rats from the effects of old age like memory loss, inflammation, and loss of cognitive performance. The paper, entitled “Structural and functional rejuvenation of the aged brain by an approved anti-asthmatic drug”, is published in Nature Communications.
A research led by scientists from the University of the Pacific heralds new possibilities for the treatment of cancer and other diseases using peptide drugs. The researchers concocted a technique to considerably enhance the lifespan of peptides such that they could be used more efficiently. The findings are published in Nature Reviews Drug Discovery. Peptides