Yep, as the title suggests the latest research from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio, has found the following:
A drug used to treat cancer can reverse Alzheimer’s disease in mice – and it takes just 72 hours to work its magic. It remains to be seen if the drug has the same effect in people with Alzheimer’s, though.
Alzheimer’s disease is associated with deposits of beta-amyloid peptides in the brain. The build-up is thought to underlie the abnormal brain activity that leads to memory problems, and also kick-starts a chemical cascade that ultimately leads to the death of neurons.
When mice with Alzheimer’s-like brain damage were given bexarotene orally, they were able to clear more than half of the beta-amyloid peptides from the brain within 72 hours. They also showed a rapid reversal of cognitive and social deficits.