Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 28 August 2002
New Alzheimer's Treatments That May Ease the Mind
Abstract: Science 297, 1260-1262 (2002).
STOCKHOLM--Alzheimer's researchers gathered here in late July with a sense of urgency and optimism about possible treatments--and perhaps preventions--for the mind-robbing disease. The 4000 attendees heard about progress on several fronts, including possible vaccines and treatments aimed either at blocking formation of amyloid, a small peptide thought to trigger the loss of brain neurons, or at dissolving the abnormal -amyloid deposits that are a hallmark of the disease.
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