13 June 2006

AP: Alzheimer's Vaccine progress

The AP reports that Japanese scientists, funded by Novartis and the Japanese Ministry of Education, have made progress on a vaccine that reduces the amyloid beta (ab) plaque caused by Alzheimers, and believed to be one of the key factors in the progress of the disease. In trials with mice, the scientists found a reduction of ab plaques by up to 50% in some regions of the brain.

The vaccine, while years from human trials, still gives me hope that we will one day find a cure.

Click here to read the AP article.

(via Forbes and Slashdot)

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