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Researchers Looking at Alzheimer's Vaccine

Tuesday, 16 August 2005 12:00 AM

The vaccine mixes an FDA-approved multiple sclerosis drug and another substance that helps stimulate immunity. The vaccine can be given as a nasal spray or as drops.

It's designed to activate brain cells called microglia, which clean up a protein known as beta-amyloid that is found in the brain plaque seen in Alzheimer's disease.

The researchers found that after the mice were treated with the vaccine, total beta-amyloid levels dropped 73 percent.

Weiner added: "It's a totally unique type of vaccine from all the other vaccines that have been tried."

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