Promising Alzheimer's Drug Slows Cognitive Decline

The search for an effective treatment for Alzheimer’s disease has been riddled with failures, but a promising new drug could serve as a rare success story for those living with mild forms of the condition.

Biogen Idec, a Massachusetts-based company, announced Friday that a drug they’re testing effectively slowed the mental decline of some patients and reduced levels of amyloid plaques in their brains. Although the results are from an early-stage study, they offer hope of finding the so fa

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