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New Dementia Vaccine Prototype Unveiled
- March 22, 2020
- Posted by: Wiley M. Wagner
- Category: Science
Today, quite promising and positive news came from medical fields – a team of talented neurophysiologists from the University of California, together with colleagues from several Australian medical institutes, managed to implement a new form of the vaccine against neurodegeneration. In particular, a new medical development is a vaccine against specific Alzheimer's disease, in which there is an excessive accumulation of tau proteins and amyloid proteins in certain parts of the brain, which is considered the main reason for the development of neurodegeneration as such. Scientists managed to achieve positive results of preliminary tests.
The tests themselves were a series of experiments on the use of this test vaccine in several experimental rats, which previously induced symptoms of neurodegeneration. It turned out that the test vaccine not only perfectly copes with the elimination of tau and amyloid proteins, but also demonstrates a rather clean series of absence of side effects after treatment.
The whole thing lies in the synergetics and application of two components of the vaccine at once – the so-called components AV-1959R and AV-1980R – each of which aims at a specialized type of harmful proteins that are collected in large quantities in the brain of rats. Early research often demonstrated the connection between these two groups of harmful proteins, and therefore the main focus of the scientific team is to find a way to combine these two vaccines into one, which they managed to do – and even achieve a fairly stable chemical formula that allows the introduction of certain structural modifications.
All this can lead to the fact that the new vaccine development may well become a new answer to the problem of growing neurodegeneration at the beginning of the current decade – especially when it comes to combating certain types of neurodegeneration, such as Alzheimer's syndrome and Parkinson's disease. It remains only to wait for new news regarding the progress of improving the functionality and features of the new development, as well as its usefulness in other experiments.