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Alzheimer's might be detectable earlier Researchers...

August 05, 2004

Alzheimer's might be detectable earlier

Researchers at UC Irvine found the first evidence that early

treatment can halt the progression of Alzheimer's disease.

Treatment of a certain type of brain lesion with specific

antibodies, neurobiologists found that they could reverse

abnormalities from another type of brain lesion, UCI officials said.

That halted progression of the disease, researchers Frank LaFerla

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Salvatore Oddo, Lauren Billings, J. Patrick Kesslak and David H.

Cribbs wrote in their paper.

Chances of success increased the earlier the treatment started,

according to their findings.

The studies were conducted on genetically modified mice. Findings

are reported in today's issue of "Neuron."

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