Scientists at UCL have discovered antibodies that completely halt the progression of Alzheimer's disease in mice. Per the article:

 

Alzheimer's disease is characterized by abnormal deposits in the brain of the protein Amyloid-ß, which induces the loss of connections between neurons, called synapses. Now, scientists at UCL have discovered that specific antibodies that block the function of a related protein, called Dkk1, are able to completely suppress the toxic effect of Amyloid-ß on synapses. The findings are published today in the Journal of Neuroscience.

 

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-03-scientists-specific-antibodie...

Tags: Alzheimer's, Jubinsky

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Thanks for the post -- interesting and good news too!

Perhaps there is some hope on the horizon. 

Thanks for this.

I hope it works in humans and that the side effects aren't too bad.

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