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Antibody treatment partially reverses nerve damage in Alzheimer disease
Eurekalert ^ | 1-20-05 | David M. Holtzman David M. Holtzman David Holtzman

Posted on 01/20/2005 2:39:54 PM PST by HangnJudge

Researchers from Washington University School of Medicine have shown that an antibody treatment administered to the brain surface in mice with Alzheimer disease is capable of rapidly reversing disease-related structural nerve damage. The study will appear online on January 20 in advance of print publication in the February 1 issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation.

(Excerpt) Read more at eurekalert.org ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: alzheimer; antibody; dementia; medicine
Hopeful news in the potential treatment of Alzheimer's Disease. Not politics but darned important to us 40-50 somethings. Suggests again possibility for developing a vaccine against Alzheimer's.
1 posted on 01/20/2005 2:39:56 PM PST by HangnJudge
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To: HangnJudge

Good news,but early for assumptions.


2 posted on 01/20/2005 2:50:48 PM PST by Mears
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To: Mears
Agree, especially since prior studies on Beta Amyloid vaccines induced potentially lethal encephalitis in humans, but autopsy studies showed it was also clearing Amyloid plaques. If they can get this approach to be less toxic, it has the potential for being world changing.
3 posted on 01/20/2005 2:57:27 PM PST by HangnJudge
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To: HangnJudge

I'm 72. I don't worry about cancer,or stroke,or heart disease or getting run over by a bus.

I worry about Alzheimer's,as do most of my friends.




4 posted on 01/20/2005 3:03:10 PM PST by Mears
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To: Mears

There was an article about curry powder recently. Scientists are studying it because of the low incidence of Alzheimers in India. They are looking at tumeric as an ingredient which protects against alzheimers and helps remove the plaque from the brain.


5 posted on 01/20/2005 3:09:20 PM PST by Enterprise ("Dance with the Devil by the Pale Moonlight" - Islam compels you!)
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To: Enterprise

I'll be darned---never saw anything where food could possible prevent the disease.

Thanks! Time for some reseach and I'd better hurry before the brain slows down.LOL


6 posted on 01/20/2005 3:12:42 PM PST by Mears
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To: Mears
I worry about Alzheimer's,as do most of my friends.

From talking to one of our friends who has been diagnosed, he's not necessarily worrying about himself but his wife and kids that will need to deal with him.

7 posted on 01/20/2005 3:13:23 PM PST by steveo (Member: Fathers Against Rude Television)
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To: Mears
Co-Q-10 has been shown to slow the advance of Parkinson's Disease. an allied disorder, studies are in progress for use in AD. Studied doses of
300-1200mg/d, split to 3x/d
http://www.ninds.nih.gov/news_and_events/press_releases/pressrelease_parkinsons_coenzymeq10_101402.htm
8 posted on 01/20/2005 3:17:49 PM PST by HangnJudge
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To: steveo

That's right,my sister-in-law has it and she's as happy as can be. It's her husband and kids that are in it for the long haul.

I don't want that for my family but it is all out of my control I guess.


9 posted on 01/20/2005 3:18:54 PM PST by Mears
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To: HangnJudge

Thanks for the link----will check it out.

Some of this stuff may be too late for folks my age but I hope my kids' and grandkids' generations have more hope.

My mother died at 91 and I wouldn't give you a nickel for her last 10 years-----awful!


10 posted on 01/20/2005 3:24:07 PM PST by Mears
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To: Mears
I went back to look for it and I found at least one article.

link

11 posted on 01/20/2005 3:31:31 PM PST by Enterprise ("Dance with the Devil by the Pale Moonlight" - Islam compels you!)
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To: Mears
Here's another one.

link

12 posted on 01/20/2005 3:33:37 PM PST by Enterprise ("Dance with the Devil by the Pale Moonlight" - Islam compels you!)
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To: Mears

I misspelled the ingredient - it's "Turmeric."


13 posted on 01/20/2005 3:36:10 PM PST by Enterprise ("Dance with the Devil by the Pale Moonlight" - Islam compels you!)
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To: Enterprise

Thanks for all of your help.


14 posted on 01/20/2005 3:48:28 PM PST by Mears
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To: HangnJudge

My Aunt has been suffering from alzheimer's disease. After seeing what she has been going through I hope they come up with something soon.


15 posted on 01/20/2005 3:51:36 PM PST by Vicki (Truth and Reality)
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To: Enterprise

It also raises HDL and lowers inflamation. There may be something there.


16 posted on 01/20/2005 4:06:19 PM PST by Nov3 ("This is the best election night in history." --DNC chair Terry McAuliffe Nov. 2,2004 8p.m.)
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To: HangnJudge

Gosh, I hope so but doctors have a long history of talking a better game than they play.


17 posted on 01/20/2005 4:10:26 PM PST by Grut
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To: HangnJudge

Amyloid plaques are suspended in the jelled substance surrounding the brain stem. So far there is nothing strong enough to penetrate that substance and break up the plaque without destroying the shield itself.


18 posted on 01/20/2005 4:17:31 PM PST by JoeSixPack1
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To: Mears

Ok - Always trying to help my fellow FreePers.


19 posted on 01/20/2005 6:09:46 PM PST by Enterprise ("Dance with the Devil by the Pale Moonlight" - Islam compels you!)
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To: Nov3

I didn't know that, I guess I should start taking it myself!


20 posted on 01/20/2005 6:10:43 PM PST by Enterprise ("Dance with the Devil by the Pale Moonlight" - Islam compels you!)
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bump


21 posted on 01/20/2005 6:31:03 PM PST by Museum Twenty (Proudly supporting President George W. Bush - Proudly shouting "Rumsfeld '08!")
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To: HangnJudge

I love these posts. Too much politics and I get sour.

Thanks for some good news.


22 posted on 01/20/2005 9:08:33 PM PST by secretagent
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