Monday, September 24, 2007

Treating Alzheimer's - through the nose

Israeli scientist Prof. Beka Solomon used her brain when coming up with a treatment for Alzheimer's Disease, which affects over five million Americans. Or, rather she used the nose to get to the brain. Solomon found in mouse trials that a harmless bacterial virus can be an effective treatment against Alzheimer's when carried to the brain through the nose. There the bacteria locks onto the extracellular plaques associated with Alzheimer's and dissolve them, reducing inflammation in the brain without any side effects. Solomon's research is on the verge of being commercialized and licensed to a startup company.span>

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