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Cancer Drug Could be Used to Treat Alzheimer's

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A skin cancer drug may be able to treat Alzheimer's disease.

Scientists tested the drug Bexarotene on mice and found it can reverse the disease, improving memory and brain function.

The study in the journal Science found the drug removes plaque build up in the brain that can cause Alzheimer's.

Doctors are now planning tests on people.