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Sat Dec 1, 2018, 09:44 AM

DNA Vaccine From UT-Southwestern Could Be A Game-Changer In Fight Against Alzheimer's

A radical new vaccine that reduces the two proteins linked to Alzheimer's disease should give the public hope, says the founding director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Center at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Roger Rosenberg's research team has gotten international attention for the new DNA vaccine, which has shown positive results in animal testing.

The disease affects six million Americans. After billions of dollars have been spent on research, and after countless journals have been stuffed with studies — Dr. Rosenberg alone has spent 30 years studying neurodegenerative diseases, Alzheimer’s in particular — there is currently no effective treatment.

But Dr. Rosenberg says the DNA vaccine could be a game-changer for aging brains, and he's ready to begin testing with humans.

Read more: http://www.kut.org/post/dna-vaccine-ut-southwestern-could-be-game-changer-fight-against-alzheimers

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