Alzheimer’s Vaccine – possible cure on the Horizon?

A team of researchers says it has created what could become the world’s first viable Alzheimer's vaccine against Alzheimer’s disease, although others in the field remain skeptical, this can be a possible cure for Alzheimer's. An article published online earlier this month in Nature’s Scientific Reports describes the study, which was conducted on mice, as “promising.” The vaccine simultaneously targets beta-amyloid and tau, the two proteins that have been implicated in the brain plaques and ta...
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Researchers Alzheimer’s vaccine

Researchers discover molecule for potential Alzheimer's vaccine A team of researchers have discovered a new molecule that they say may be a major step towards the creation of an Alzheimer’s vaccine. The molecule, known as monophosphoryl lipid A (MPL), has shown evidence of stimulating the brain’s natural immune defense against the symptoms of Alzheimer’s, according to a team of researchers from Laval University in Quebec and pharmaceutical firm GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). Alzheimer’s is often ...
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Alzheimer’s gene e4 may shrink brain regions in childhood

Study found that children with the Alzheimer's gene e4 had differences in their brain development compared to children with Alzheimer's e2 and e3 forms of the gene. Washington: The Alzheimer's gene e4 associated with Alzheimer's disease may shrink brain regions and reduce thinking skills as early as childhood, a finding that may help researchers develop ways to prevent the disease from occurring, according to a new study. Prior studies showed that people with the epsilon (e) 4 mvariant o...
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Father or mother with Alzheimer’s Disease insists in still driving!

There is no set age at which people should stop driving their cars, but there are various conditions which may make it unsafe for elderly people to drive.  These include visual problems, certain heart conditions, impaired movement such as with certain types of arthritis etc., and with Alzheimer’s it is inevitable as the disease progresses. There will come a time when losing one’s way or direction, becomes a real risk.  Added to this there may be problems with judgment or even confused episode...
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