April 24, 2012

As Alzheimer’s reaches epidemic proportions, new hope for a cure has been discovered in a 13-year-old cancer treatment drug that, when given to mice, broke down brain-damaging proteins, leading to improved cognition within days. Although the study’s scientists emphasize that the findings should be taken in context because animal results do not always translate to people, the drug is being hailed as extremely promising. Additionally, because it is an established drug, human tests could potentially begin within months.

Click here to view the full story behind this exciting new development in Alzheimer’s research, or click here to view the study.