An Alzheimer's Treatment on the Horizon?

April 3, 2015 9:50 PM

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An Alzheimer's Treatment on the Horizon?

Biogen Inc.'s recent revelation of promising early data from an experimental Alzheimer's treatment is something of a breakthrough: it's the first time that we have seen positive human data about a new Alzheimer's drug that can both reduce the presence of amyloid plaques in the brain and improve cognitive function.

An estimated 5.3 million Americans are believed to be living with Alzheimer's and currently there are no FDA-approved drugs that slow or prevent the neurodegenerative disease.

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