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10/10/2011 05:04 pm ET Updated Dec 10, 2011

Marijuana's Key Ingredient May Fight Alzheimer's Disease

The active ingredient of marijuana could be considerably better at suppressing the abnormal clumping of malformed proteins that is a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease than any currently approved prescription drugs.

Scientists report the finding in the Oct. 2 issue of the journal Molecular Pharmaceutics.

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