Alzheimer's Could One Day Be Treated With Common Drug, Study in Mice Suggests - (Newsweek via NewsPoints Desk)

  • Study data published in the Journal of Neuroscience suggest that aspirin could be effective in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease, Newsweek reported Tuesday.

  • Based on prior findings suggesting that aspirin reduces the risk and prevalence of Alzheimer's disease, the investigators examined the effects of the drug on lysosomes, which are responsible for clearing amyloid beta.

  • The researchers found that aspirin activated lysosomes in mice, while low doses of the drug slowed the development of Alzheimer's disease.

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