Monday, January 14, 2013

Early January Alzheimer's Update

We haven't really discussed Alzheimer's since this past Fall, but there's some potentially hopeful news coming from the folks at Rensselaer Polytech in New York:

"Antibodies developed by researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are unusually effective at preventing the formation of toxic protein particles linked to Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease"

And these little guys are apparently helpful in the fight against Type II diabetes, as well. They're able to "target" certain cells (or clumps of cells) to proactively shut down the bad ones.

It's apparently still pretty new, but appears promising.

[Hat Tip: Ace of Spades]

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