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Cancer Drug Reverses Alzheimer’s Disease In Mice

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NEW YORK (CBS NEWS) – A new study of a promising Alzheimer’s treatment has doctors buzzing that the drug may reverse the deadly neurodegenerative disease. But the new treatment isn’t a new drug at all, rather a skin cancer pill that’s been FDA-approved for more than a decade. The drug, bexarotene, reversed signs of Alzheimer’s in mice brains and also improved their memory in as little as 72 hours, according to the study. “This is an unprecedented finding,” study author Paige Cramer, a PhD candidate at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, said in a university written statement. “Previously, the best existing treatment for Alzheimer’s disease in mice required several months to reduce plaque in the brain.”

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