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May 24, 2013 12:27 PM by Michael Handler; KSBY News

Skin cancer drug could help Alzheimer's patients

A drug used to treat a type of skin cancer may reverse memory problems in mice with Alzheimer's Disease.

Researchers tested the drug Bexarotene on mice that had gene mutations similar to humans with Alzheimer's Disease. The mice quickly regained their lost cognitive skills, but there was no evidence that the drug cleared the plaques from their brains.

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