Experimental drug targets Alzheimer's

Experimental drug targets Alzheimer's

By Nathan Seppa, 15:54 PM April 15, 2008

A novel drug reverses some Alzheimer's-type symptoms in mice, a study shows.

Researchers used mice genetically engineered to accumulate waxy plaques of beta-amyloid protein in their brains, a symptom of Alzheimer's disease in people. Then, over 8 weeks, the scientists regularly injected some mice with the new drug and gave others inert shots.

The researchers tested how well the mice learned and recalled how to navigate a water maze. Mice treated with the experimental drug, called AF267B, did b...

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