Alzheimer's reversed in mice study - - Jackson, MS

Alzheimer's reversed in mice study

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A rarely-used cancer drug has been shown to reverse the symptoms of early Alzheimer's disease in mice.

The drug bexarotene is traditionally used to treat T-cell lymphoma. In a new study, researchers gave mice in the early stages of Alzheimer's the drug -- and found some of their brain abnormalities were reversed.

Tests in humans will begin in a few months.

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