Do new Alzheimer's drugs signal the end of the condition?

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Antibody treatments that target amyloid plaques successful nan brains of group pinch Alzheimer's person shown committedness successful trials, but questions astir their broadside effects and practicality remain

By Clare Wilson

Illustration of amyloid plaques successful a encephalon affected by Alzheimer’s disease


Judging by immoderate caller newspaper headlines, nan prospects of an effective curen for Alzheimer’s illness person ne'er been better. In nan past mates of years, affirmative proceedings results person been announced for 3 narcotics that clear a macromolecule called amyloid – which is thought to play a important domiciled successful this shape of dementia – from nan brain.

But not everyone is convinced. Sceptics constituent retired that these treatments won’t person overmuch effect connected symptoms. They tin besides origin vulnerable …

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