Antibody Therapy Clears Alzheimer's Plaques in Mice, Eli Lilly and Company Reveals

Published: Dec 06, 2012

Antibodies against amyloid beta (Aß) protein deposits that are thought to play a role in Alzheimer's disease have shown some success in preventing the buildup of deposits in animals, but they have not been effective at removing preexisting deposits. Now researchers reporting in the December issue of the Cell Press journal Neuron show that a modified antibody was able to clear preexisting Aß deposits in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease.

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