Alzheimer's might be detectable earlier
Researchers at UC Irvine found the first evidence that early
treatment can halt the progression of Alzheimer's disease.
Treatment of a certain type of brain lesion with specific
antibodies, neurobiologists found that they could reverse
abnormalities from another type of brain lesion, UCI officials said.
That halted progression of the disease, researchers Frank LaFerla
Salvatore Oddo, Lauren Billings, J. Patrick Kesslak and David H.
Cribbs wrote in their paper.
Chances of success increased the earlier the treatment started,
according to their findings.
The studies were conducted on genetically modified mice. Findings
are reported in today's issue of "Neuron."