Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 28 August 2002
Vol. 2002, Issue 34, p. or9

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New Alzheimer's Treatments That May Ease the Mind

Laura Helmuth

http://sageke.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/sageke;2002/34/or9

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 {beta} amyloid, a small peptide thought to trigger the loss of brain neurons, or at dissolving the abnormal {beta}-amyloid deposits that are a hallmark of the disease.

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