Peptoids and Methods for Treating Alzheimer's Disease

Description:

Technology / 12-14:    Peptoids and Methods for Treating Alzheimer's Disease

Inventor:                      Shannon Servoss

Status:                        This invention is available for licensing

 

General Description

New peptoids have been created that prevent the aggregation of the beta amyloids, and may break up existing amyloids. These peptoids are currently being tested and research is on-going. The new peptoids may be developed into drugs which could be administered to Alzheimer’s patients to prevent further damage to their brains, and possibly even to reverse the effects of the disease.

Benefits  

  • Currently there are no known therapies available that prevent the progression of Alzheimer's Disease

Applications

  • Therapeutics for protein aggregation diseases, including Alzheimer's Disease.

Significance

Alzheimer’s disease is a devastating disease that progressively robs the memory and the mental abilities of the patient. There currently is no cure for Alzheimer’s, or even a treatment to slow the progression of the disease. Alzheimer’s disease affects more than 26.6 million people worldwide and is predicted to affect 1 in 85 people globally by 2050.

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For interested parties seeking further information, feel free to contact:

 

Mark Allen Lanoue

Technology Manager / Tech Ventures

University of Arkansas

(479) 575-7243

malanoue@uark.edu

 

 

Patent Information:
For Information, Contact:
Mark Lanoue
Technology Manager
University of Arkansas
479-575-7243
malanoue@uark.edu
Inventors:
Shannon Servoss
Melissa Moss
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