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Sun Nov 25, 2012, 11:22 PM

Psoriasis drug 'slows dementia' mice study suggests (BBC)

Drugs used to calm inflammation in psoriasis may also help to combat the effects of Alzheimer's disease, a study on mice suggests.

Tests showed the short-term memory of the animals improved when given similar drugs, according to a study published in the journal Nature Medicine.

The build-up of proteins thought to destroy brain cells was also reduced.

Alzheimer's Research UK said brain inflammation was looking like a "key player" in the disease.

Psoriasis is an inflammatory disorder caused when the immune system attacks healthy skin cells, stimulating the production of new skin.
more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-20463370

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