Animal Research Minute – Could a known skin cancer treatment help people with Alzheimer

Well, according to the Wall Street Journal, new research suggests a drug that is currently used to treat skin cancer may also reduce symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. In studies with mice that were bred to have the mouse-version of Alzheimer’s, researchers discovered the drug, called bexarotene, improved the brain function and reduced symptoms of Alzheimer’s in the mice. While more research is needed to see if the drug has similar effects in people, this study with mice has potential to help people living with Alzheimer’s disease.
 

Read more: http://blogs.wsj.com/health/2012/02/10/a-m-vitals-skin-cancer-drug-as-potential-alzheimers-therapy/


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