Thursday, July 6, 2017

Alzheimer's disease breakthrough as new drug clears toxic proteins from patients' brains

Compared to other studies published in the past, the effect size of this drug is unprecedented

An antibody that can almost completely clear the visible signs of Alzheimer’s disease from the brain has been discovered in a breakthrough that left one scientist “trying not to get too excited”.
Researchers scanned the brains of people with the degenerative condition as they were given doses of the drug, which is based on an immune cell taken from the blood of elderly people aged up to 100 who showed no signs of the disease.
After a year, virtually all the toxic “amyloid plaques” that build up in Alzheimer’s patients appeared to have gone from the brains of those given the highest doses of the antibody.


lastgreek said...

Kaivey, spoke with the doctor who's "treating" my father (88 yrs old) for dementia. Unfortunately nothing but hype.... btw, article is from 2016.

Kaivey said...

Thanks for letting me know. It came through as an email and I thought it looked interesting. I didn't check the date.