- A drug doctors use to treat multiple sclerosis may be effective in treating Alzheimer’s symptoms, including memory loss.
- In mice, memory improved after 8 weeks of treatment with the drug.
- The treated mice also showed a reduction in amyloid plaques.
- Clinical trials are needed to show whether the drug, glatiramer acetate, can slow the development of Alzheimer’s disease.
Written by Katharine Lang on November 12, 2021
Fact checked by Alexandra Sanfins, Ph.D.
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