Amyloid-Beta Plaques

Asthma drug shows promise for Alzheimer's, researchers say

The asthma drug Zileuton (5-lipoxygenase) has demonstrated that it can reduce the formation of beta amyloid, the peptide in the brain linked to the development of Alzheimer's, according to researchers with the Temple University School of Medicine.

Brain inflammation treats, not causes, Alzheimer's disease, research suggests

Inflammation in the brain is not a trigger that leads to a build-up of Alzheimer's disease-causing amyloid-beta plaques. It could actually be manipulated to cleanse the brain of those plaques, according to new research.