Possible Alzheimer's prevention breakthrough reported
Researchers from the University of New Mexico are testing a possible vaccine they developed to help prevent Alzheimer’s disease.
The vaccine has been tested on groups of mice with Alzheimer’s. The vaccine targets pathological tau, a protein commonly found in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients. The vaccine appears to have cleared out the pathological tau in the mice tested.
More research is needed to continue developing the vaccine, in addition to human trials.
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University of New Mexico researchers say they’ve apparently found way to prevent formation of brain protein instrumental in disease’s development