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Merck gets BACE boost in Alzheimer's race

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Merck & Co's MK-8931 has successfully cleared an early hurdle in the race to find a product that might treat Alzheimer's disease through beta secretase enzyme (BACE) inhibition. The firm reported positive Phase Ib results showing a quick, dose-dependent reduction in amyloid.

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