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Cancer Drug May Offer Hope Against Alzheimer’s

A cancer drug may offer hope for those suffering from Alzheimer’s, according to a new study. Writing in the journal Brain, researchers from the University of California, Irvine, say the drug “disarms” the brain’s reaction to beta-amyloid plaques, a “hallmark” of the degenerative brain disease. Researchers say that in response to the plaques, the brain produces inflammatory cells called microglia, which “contribute to the neuronal and memory deficits seen in this neurodegenerative...

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