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Cancer Drug Shows Promise for Alzheimer’s Prevention

Often times in medicine, breakthroughs are found when they’re not being looked for. Scientists at Case Western Reserve University led a study of the drug bexarotene on mice, a drug used to potentially treat skin-cancer, and found that it helped wipe out a protein linked to Alzheimer’s. With results described by one as “stunning,” scientists hope to harness the drug to prevent built up of plaques in the brain and postpone, or even eliminate the contraction of Alzheimer’s disease.