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This May Be the First New Alzheimer's Drug in Years

A drug originally designed to treat diabetes has reversed Alzheimer's disease symptoms in lab mice.
This diabetes drug could have a very advantageous second use.
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Updated |Promising new animal research suggests a drug originally developed to treat diabetes significantly reverses memory loss and brain degeneration in mice with a rodent version of Alzheimer’s disease. If the same is proven true in humans, the drug could one day be used as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease and other memory-related illnesses.

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