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An Alzheimer’s Drug Trial Fails: ‘We Don’t Have Anything Now’

Feb 10, 2020 - The New York Times

With high hopes, drugs to fight brain plaques were tested in people genetically destined to develop dementia. The drugs failed.

With high hopes, drugs to fight brain plaques were tested in people genetically destined to develop dementia. The drugs failed.

The study aimed to show that Alzheimer’s disease could be stopped if treatment began before symptoms emerged. The participants were the best candidates that scientists could find: still healthy, but with a rare genetic mutation th...