DNA vaccine best hope yet for Alzheimer's

日期:2019-03-02 08:08:11 作者:危吼 阅读:

By Rowan Hooper HOPES for a treatment that will keep Alzheimer’s disease at bay have been raised by a DNA vaccine that appears to protect and treat mice without any serious side effects. Alzheimer’s progresses as a small protein called beta-amyloid is overproduced and forms damaging plaques in the brain. There have been high hopes of a vaccination approach – getting the immune system to clean up the plaques – but results till now have been mixed. In 2002, the pharmaceutical company Elan, based in Dublin, Ireland,