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Alzheimer's nasal vaccine to enter human trials for the first time, spurring renewed hope for preventing the disease

4 days ago   |   By Business Insider

A laboratory worker tests a nasal spray at the Pharma and Beauty factory in Saint-Chamas, France, on January 21, 2021. Nicolas Tucat/AFP/Getty Images
Brigham and Women's Hospital is spearheading the first human trial of an Alzheimer's nasal vaccine.
The vaccine is designed to prevent or slow the progression of the disease.
It uses a drug, Protollin, to stimulate immune cells to remove sticky plaque from the brain.
Alzheimer's treatments seemed like an unlikely prospect mere months ago. Drug trials tried and failed for 20 years to produce treatments that would stop the progression of the...
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