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Red Flag or Red Herring?

Alzheimer's Plaque Data Don't Hold Up, Behavioral Data Do

By Anette Breindl
Science Editor

Thursday, May 23, 2013
In 2012, researchers reported that in mice, treatment with Eisai Inc.'s lymphoma drug Targretin (bexarotene) could reverse the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. In a study published in Science, the authors reported that treating mice with the drug improved memories as well as social behaviors, and decreased levels of soluble A-beta. (See BioWorld Today, Feb. 13, 2012.)

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