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Friday, March 18, 2016

Implant May Prevent Alzheimer's

An Implant to Prevent Alzheimer's

Drug Discovery and Development [] | March 18, 2016

In a cutting-edge treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, EPFL scientists have developed an implantable capsule that can turn the patient’s immune system against the disease.
One of the hypothesized causes of Alzheimer’s is the over-accumulation of the protein amyloid beta (Abeta) in different areas of the brain. This results in the deposition of aggregated protein plaques, which are toxic to neurons. 


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