Ronald Petersen

May. 24, 2013

Studies Question Potential Alzheimer's Treatment

A skin cancer drug shown to lessen Alzheimer's symptoms in mice may not work as originally claimed.

alzheimer's, alzheimers, brain, memory, neurology, dementia drugs, Mayo Clinic, Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, Ronald Petersen

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Attacking Alzheimer’s with Antibodies, Hormones

Researchers are using an arsenal of techniques to cure Alzheimer’s, some with disappointing results.

Alzheimer's disease, memory, brain, mental health, dementia, amyloid plaques, tangles

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