Lilly’s phase 2 Alzheimer’s win marred by missed secondaries, questions about clinical significance

Eli Lilly has shared full data from a phase 2 clinical trial it hailed as showing a “significant slowing of decline” in Alzheimer’s disease patients. The donanemab data are a mixed bag, with a slight win on one disease scale undermined by a failure on a more widely used measure of Alzheimer’s. In January, Lilly […]

Donanemab in Early Alzheimer’s Disease

Abstract BACKGROUND A hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease is the accumulation of amyloid-β (Aβ) peptide. Donanemab, an antibody that targets a modified form of deposited Aβ, is being investigated for the treatment of early Alzheimer’s disease…. … RESULTS A total of 257 patients were enrolled; 131 were assigned to receive donanemab and 126 to receive placebo. […]

BrainStorm to study stem cell treatment in Alzheimer’s patients

TEL AVIV (Reuters) – BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics Inc said on Wednesday it will begin a clinical trial of its experimental stem cell treatment in patients with Alzheimer’s disease. The U.S.-Israeli company is already conducting advanced trials of its treatment called NurOwn in patients with the neurodegenerative disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). MORE…