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Pill for Menstrual Pain Restores Memory in Mice with Alzheimer's

A surprising discovery has been made in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. An anti-inflammatory drug used to treat menstrual pain completely reversed memory symptoms in mice with Alzheimer's. The drug, called mefenamic acid, is a so-called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, or NSAID, used to relieve menstrual cramps. In experiments with mice specially bred to have Alzheimer's symptoms, the rodents predictably developed memory problems over time. Ten of the...

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