One of the hallmarks of Alzheimer’s is the build-up of amyloid plaques in the brain. These plaques damage neurons and disrupt function. A new study shows some hope for preventing the formation of these plaques. For the study, researchers looked at the lymphatic system—responsible for draining waste from the brain—in mice. They found that if they bolstered the lymphatic system, there was less build-up of amyloid-beta.

Learn more here about this interesting research, in the US National Institutes of Health.