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Alzheimer’s treatment

Scientists at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine discovered some surprising results while testing an FDA approved cancer drug, bexarotene, on mice. The drug works by stimulating retinoid X receptors. This, in turn, elevates Apolipoprotein E (ApoE) levels in the brain, which helps clear amyloid beta proteins. The results are fast and dramatic. The drug appears to reverse the effects of Alzheimer’s disease and the attendant pathological, cognitive, and memory deficits. [click to continue…]

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