February 5, 2010

Ramped-up Inflammation Clears Protein Plaques in Alzheimer’s Mice

By Beth Backus

The DANA Foundation
A substance that increases brain inflammation also unexpectedly helps clear away the protein deposits characteristic of the disorder, according to a new study. Though unlikely to translate directly into a human treatment, the findings may open up new approaches against Alzheimer’s, as well as help to clarify its effects on the brain.

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