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Early steps toward an Alzheimer’s vaccine

June 12, 2012

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Heidi Godman, Executive Editor, Harvard Health Letter

Heidi Godman is the executive editor of the Harvard Health Letter. Before coming to the Health Letter, she was an award-winning television news anchor and medical reporter for 25 years. Heidi was named a journalism fellow … See Full Bio
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July 6, 2012

its really one of the great post i read today very helpful and very valuable post for me thanks for sharing.

June 21, 2012

I understand that alzheimers is a difficult condition for people to deal with – both the victim and their family, however, if we keep working out how to prevent every form of illness and medical condition won’t we have too many people on this planet?


June 27, 2012

Coupla thoughts Jenny –

1) There are already too many people on the planet. However, I bet you have or want to have kids. So, what’s up??

2) You must be young – what happens when you get old (if you’re lucky & tough enough) and need the vaccine? Ever seen the movie “Logan’s Run”? I suggest you obtain a copy & watch it, then sit & think for a bit.

June 18, 2012

Thank you very much …. This very useful article for me and other readers of course. I really like this information. Thank you

Joseph McEleavy
June 17, 2012

These Beta-Amyloid proteins, are they the same structures as the proteins that cause Lewy Bodies to form in PD. Would this vaccine have the same result in treating PD?
I wonder…

June 14, 2012

Hi, I do enjoy the way you have framed this specific issue plus it does. Thank you for this excellent piece and I really do agree with the idea.

June 13, 2012

Have any of the 58 folks in the study been given cognitive tests to see if they are actually functioning better in day to day activities?

June 13, 2012

Waiting for this Alzheimer’s vaccine,i really need it…

July 30, 2012

my family are waiting also….we have a famial form of the disease….EOAD it has taken so mnay……

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