New Alzheimer’s drug – level 2

07-12-2022 07:00

Researchers tested a new drug called Lecanemab; it could slow down Alzheimer’s Disease.

Some of the brain’s proteins are responsible for the disease; the drug reduced some of them. The result excited experts because it has never happened before. The study lasted 18 months, and it involved 1,800 patients.

Unfortunately, some of the patients experienced serious side effects such as brain swelling or bleeding. Experts believed that these problems could be easily monitored with the help of special x-rays. They said that the new drug would change the lives of patients with Alzheimer’s.

Difficult words: swell (to become larger or rounder), bleed (to lose blood from the body), protein (a piece of a tiny body part called a cell).

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