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Researchers discover molecule for potential Alzheimer's vaccine

(Fox News) A team of researchers have discovered a new molecule that they say may be a major step towards the creation of an Alzheimer’s vaccine.
The molecule, known as monophosphoryl lipid A (MPL), has shown evidence of stimulating the brain’s natural immune defense against the symptoms of Alzheimer’s, according to a team of researchers from Laval University in Quebec and pharmaceutical firm GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)…
[W]hen MPL was tested in mice with Alzheimer’s-like symptoms, the findings … showed that weekly injections over 12 weeks reduced the number of plaques in the brain by 80 percent. Additionally, researchers saw the mice’s cognitive function improve over the course of the study.
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