Drug for athlete's foot may be valuable in treating Alzheimer's

01/12/2004 | Age (Melbourne, Australia), The

A drug once used to treat athlete's foot and other relatively minor ailments has been found to absorb the zinc and copper compounds usually found in concentrated amounts in the brains of Alzheimer's disease patients, according to a study. The drug is clioquinol, which researchers believe could possibly be used to reduce the brain damage that causes the loss of memory.

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