Alzheimer's is one of the biggest areas of focus for Big Pharma, as the numbers of sick are due to increase rapidly in the coming years. Any breakthrough will enormous, so this is encouraging news. BBC News:
Destructive plaques found in the brains of Alzheimer's patients have been rapidly cleared by researchers testing a cancer drug on mice. The US study, published in the journal Science, reported the plaques were broken down at "unprecedented" speed. Tests also showed an improvement in some brain function.