Garvan Breakthrough December 2019

Better strategies for healthy ageing

The clinical trial, which is expected to begin in mid-2020, holds the potential to repurpose a cheap, safe medication for dementia prevention. Professor Samaras hopes that the trial will translate the promising results from initial studies to help prevent what is a huge burden to affected individuals and their families. “Most individuals don’t realise the central role that a healthy metabolism plays in healthy brain function, but more and more research has emerged in recent years that reveals just how closely connected these two systems of the human body are,” says Professor Samaras.

To register your interest for the clinical trial, please contact Belinda Platzer on b.platzer@garvan.org.au.

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