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UNM researchers develop vaccine that could protect against Alzheimer’s – KOAT New Mexico

The University of New Mexico researchers have developed a vaccine that could prevent Alzheimer’s disease.PhD student Nicole Maphis, who is in UNM’s Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program says, “We’re excited by these findings, because they seem to suggest that we can use the body’s own immune system to make antibodies against these tangles, and that these…

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UNM researchers develop vaccine that could protect against Alzheimer’s – KOAT New Mexico

The University of New Mexico researchers have developed a vaccine that could prevent Alzheimer’s disease.PhD student Nicole Maphis, who is in UNM’s Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program says, “We’re excited by these findings, because they seem to suggest that we can use the body’s own immune system to make antibodies against these tangles, and that these antibodies actually bind and clear these tau tangles.”Maphis and Kiran Bhaskar, an associate professor in UNM’s Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, found that when the vaccine was given to mice, they developed antibodies that cleared the tau protein from their brains and the response lasted for months.

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