New drug restores memories lost by Alzheimer’s patients

Science Daily reports:

A drug similar to one used in clinical trials for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis has been found to rescue memory in mice exhibiting Alzheimer’s symptoms.The discovery by UC Irvine scientists offers hope that a new treatment may be on the horizon for people in the early stages of Alzheimer’s, the leading cause of elderly dementia afflicting more than 5 million people in the U.S. and for which no cure exists.

This finding seems to support the notion that memory is ‘hard wired’ into our brains but some kind of executive function is necessary to retrieve memory…

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