Researchers inch toward a vaccine for Alzheimer's disease

01/17/2013 | Salon

Researchers at Université Laval and GlaxoSmithKline are reporting success in using monophosphoryl lipid A to stimulate the nervous system's immune response to Alzheimer's disease in mice. Weekly injections of MPL over 12 weeks eliminated up to 80% of brain plaques and improved the mice's cognitive function, researchers say. GSK has used the molecule as a vaccine adjuvant for years.

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