2008-07-13

Science news - July 12th

Will this Vaccine Prevent or Reverse Alzheimer's... ...and related articles about Schizophrenia. The vaccine to address the amalyoid protien build up was tested with humans a few years ago. It created inflammation in the brain in a number of patients. The new research is toward mollifying the affects with interleukin. This shows promise but there's no ETA on human trials. The auto-immune response is thought to create the tendency toward different brain disease / abnormality. This happens, it's thought in utero. Cause for concern then, that the CDC recommends flu vaccine for pregnant mothers.

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