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Is an Alzheimer’s Vaccine on the Horizon?

February 25, 2020

From the nextavenue website

The fight against Alzheimer’s disease remains one of medical science’s more demanding challenges. Progress has been slow and often frustrating, as one drug after another has failed to live up to its promise in human clinical trials.

But those failures, along with technological advances in brain-scanning, have helped stimulate new avenues of research — including renewed focus on development of an Alzheimer’s vaccine.

 “There are more new tools for early detection and diagnosis that we haven’t had before,” said Rebecca Edelmayer, director of scientific engagement for the Alzheimer’s Association. “Fifteen years ago, we didn’t even have the capability to look into the brain. Now, this is enabling us to better understand the disease process.”

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