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Turbocharged Namenda Can Repair Alzheimer's Synapses

By Anette Breindl
Science Editor

Wednesday, June 19, 2013
By combining Namenda (memantine, Forest Laboratories Inc.) with nitroglycerin, researchers have developed a compound that appears capable of repairing damaged synapses in animal models of Alzheimer's disease. Such reversal of synaptic fortune might mean that the new compound, named Nitromemantine by its makers, could be developed into the first disease-modifying treatment for Alzheimer's.

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