October 16th, 2009

Scientists Remove Amyloid Plaques From Brains Of Live Animals With Alzheimer’s Disease

By Kelley Luckstein

A breakthrough discovery by scientists from the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL, may lead to a new treatment for Alzheimer's Disease that actually removes amyloid plaques — considered a hallmark of the disease — from patients' brains…

 

"Our study highlights the notion that manipulating the brain's immune response could be translated into clinically tolerated regimens for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases," said Pritam Das, co-author of the study, from the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL.

 

Science Daily, 10/15/09

Tags: alzheimer's disease, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, Neurology, Research, Research

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