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Alzheimer’s updates: Mice, poor sleep


Products for mice, available at local stores such as Northwest Seed and Pet, can ensure a happier and healthier life for your pet.  
 (Brian Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)
Products for mice, available at local stores such as Northwest Seed and Pet, can ensure a happier and healthier life for your pet. (Brian Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

Mice give people the creeps if they creep into your home, but lab mice might be the new best friends of older folks worried about Alzheimer's disease. In a promising study with mice, those given a decades-old cancer drug -- bexarotene -- saw fewer deposits of the toxins that build up in Alzheimer's brains. Read here.

And in unrelated news, sleep problems in mid-life might be linked to Alzheimer's later on. Read here.

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