Drug discovery: selective anti-inflammatory approach to AD
Medicinal chemist Thota Ganesh, PhD, is focusing on an anti-inflammatory approach to Alzheimer’s disease, targeting the prostaglandin receptor EP2.
COX-2 and epilepsy: it’s complicated
How much is the development of epilepsy like arthritis? More than you might expect. Inflammation, or the overactivation of the immune system, appears to be involved in both. In addition, for both diseases, inhibiting the enzyme COX-2 initially looked like a promising approach. COX-2 (cyclooxygenase 2) is a target of traditional non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs like […]
Aspirin may aid colorectal cancer survival
This weekâ€™s Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reports on the potential benefits of aspirin following a colorectal cancer diagnosis. Emory digestive disease expert Vincent W. Yang, MD, PhD, professor and director of the Division of Digestive Diseases, Emory School of Medicine, comments on the new study: