2. Taxanes may be useful in slowing Alzheimer disease:
Microtubular stabilizing drugs used in cancer may have a role in
helping mobilize a substance called Tau protein in Alzheimer's neurons.
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have used a transgenic mouse to
study the effects of these chemicals on accumulation of this potentially
neurotoxic substance. The effects of Taxanes are thought to restore
neuronal transport and therefore, potentially restoring function to the
neurons. This is only an animal investigative study, not at the clinical