July 22, 2015

Ahead of Alzheimer’s meeting, researchers seize on signs of progress

After decades of Alzheimer’s research that led to dead ends, including 123 drugs that failed, top researchers in the field say they are far more confident now of producing an effective treatment.  Their optimism has been building ahead of the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC), which starts on Saturday in Washington, DC. New experimental drugs from Eli Lilly and Co and Biogen have shown promise in slowing down the progression of the mind-wasting disease, attracting the attention of investors and patients. {read more here}