Thursday, January 15, 2009

Alzheimer's Breakthrough

CBS Channel 12
West Palm Beach, Florida
A possible breakthrough in the battle against Alzeheimer's disease.
More than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer's.
Ohio State researchers are testing a new drug that may be able to change the course of the disease.
the drug works like a vaccine... given every three months or so.
it's in the final stage of testing. Dr. Debra Cherry, Executive Vice-president of the Alzheimer's Association said, "What this vaccine does, is it enters the brain and it picks up the plaques and cleans them from the brains of people with alzheimer's. What we may be able to do is stop the progression of the disease in those who are already affected and perhaps if we find people early enough prevent them from developing the symptoms of alzheimer's disease."
Hundreds of patients will be given the drug through an I-V.
If it's successful, the next step.......read the whole article

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