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Toward an oral therapy for treating Alzheimer’s disease — using a cancer drug

Currently, no cure exists for Alzheimer’s disease, the devastating neurological disease affecting more than 5 million Americans.
But scientists are now reporting new progress on a set of compounds, initially developed for cancer treatment, that shows promise as a potential oral therapy for Alzheimer’s. Their study appears in ACS’ Journal of Medicinal Chemistry.
Carlo Ballatore, Kurt R. Brunden and colleagues explain that in a healthy brain, the protein known as tau binds to and

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