Diabetes drug metformin shows potential in treating Alzheimer's

11/23/2010 | Google

A study of mouse brain cells shows that metformin, a standard treatment for Type 2 diabetes, can prevent the formation of abnormal tau tangles, which are associated with Alzheimer's disease. The finding suggests "a need for further investigation to see whether this drug has the potential to be developed as an Alzheimer's treatment," said Rebecca Wood, CEO of the Alzheimer's Research Trust.

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