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Drug ‘may slow’ Alzheimer’s brain death

A drug appears to slow the brain’s death and preserve mental function in patients with Alzheimer’s disease, a study shows.

Developing such a treatment is one of the biggest challenges in medicine.

But serious scientific questions remain as the drug – LMTX – inexplicably works only in patients not taking other dementia pills.

The data on 891 patients was presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Toronto.

Full article here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-36906554