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Colorado researcher moves forward on a drug that could reduce memory loss in people with Alzheimer’s

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Human trials are underway for the drug Leukine, used for cancer patients, to see if it can reduce memory loss for Alzheimer's patients. Dr. Huntington Potter, director of the Alzheimer's and Cognition Center at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center, said the drug could also benefit others with memory problems and improve cognition in people with Down syndrome, but he cautions that several more years of research are needed to make sure the drug is effective.