Scientific American - Alzheimer's Disease Symptoms Reversed in Mice

 – February 9, 2012 /Press Release/  –– 

A nearly 13-year-old skin cancer drug rapidly alleviates molecular signs of Alzheimer's disease and improves brain function, according to the results of a new mouse study. "I think this is extremely promising," says Dr. Samuel Gandy, a professor of neurology and psychiatry at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and associate director of the hospital's Alzheimer's Disease Research Center. "One of the drugs that has been on our wish list for 25 years is a drug that would clear existing amyloid deposits."
- Dr. Sam Gandy, Professor, Neurology, Psychiatry, Associate Director of the Mount Sinai Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
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