Scientists Remove Alzheimer’s Brain Plaques in Mice

(From UPI)

New animal research shines a light on a therapy designed to rid the brain of much of the sticky amyloid plaque associated with early stage Alzheimer’s disease.

Experts have long viewed plaque buildup as a largely symptomless marker for future Alzheimer’s risk, with many believing the process is a root cause of the disease.

But unlike prior anti-amyloid efforts, the new therapy narrowly targets a specific protein — called APOE — lodged within such plaque buildup.

In mice genetically engineered to host human APOE, anti-APOE injections successfully reduced overall plaque buildup by as much as half, the researchers reported.

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