New Drug Could Help Fight Alzheimer’s

A new drug being trialed in the US shows promise in protecting the brain from the plaques that are believed to cause memory loss and conditions such as Alzheimer’s.

Biogen’s drug, called aducanumab, was given to 165 patients, and the company says in those who took the highest dose it practically eradicated the amyloid plaques in their brains. Those plaques are widely thought to be what kills nerve cells and causes memory loss.

Via MIT Technology Review