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Research suggests an existing drug, riluzole, may prevent foggy ‘old age’ brain

New York: Forgetfulness, it turns out, is all in the head. Scientists have shown that fading memory and clouding judgment, the type that comes with advancing age, show up as lost and altered connections between neurons in the brain. But new experiments suggest an existing drug, known as riluzole and already on the market as a treatment for ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), may help prevent these changes.

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