Scientists find first drug that appears to slow Alzheimer's disease

Scientists appear to have broken a decades-long deadlock in the battle against Alzheimer's disease after announcing trial results for the first drug that appears to slow the pace of mental decline.

The drug, called solanezumab, was shown to stave off memory loss in patients with mild Alzheimer's over the course of several years. The effects would have been barely discernible to patients or their families, scientists said, and it is no cure.

But the wider implications of the results...

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