New Drug Helps Clear Amyloid Plaques in Alzheimer's Disease Patients (image) American Association for the Advancement of Science Share Print E-Mail Caption Clinical trials show that an inhibitor of the enzyme BACE1 reduces Aβ peptides in the brain of Alzheimer's disease patients. Credit Val Altounian / Science Translational Medicine (2016) Usage Restrictions Please cite the owner of the material when publishing. This material may be freely used by reporters as part of news coverage, with proper attribution. Non-reporters must contact Science for permission. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.