• Mouse experiments with a decades-old drug suggest a new approach to Alzheimer's treatment

    5 days ago - By STAT

    A generic drug used widely to treat swelling associated with hypertension and heart failure showed hints in early research that it may also prevent the devastating brain damage of Alzheimer's disease, a surprising twist that suggests scientists have a lot more to learn about the root cause of the neurodegenerative condition.
    The findings, reported Monday in Nature Aging , show how the drug, bumetanide, reversed signs of Alzheimer's in mice, as well as in human brain cells in lab dishes. The new study also detailed real-world data mined from millions of patients' electronic health records...
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