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Human trials of nasal vaccine for Alzheimer's disease to begin in Boston

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Human trials of nasal vaccine for Alzheimer's disease to begin in Boston

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Alzheimer's is the most common form of Dementia. Dementia is a general term for cognitive decline seen in older population.

The first human trial for a nasal vaccine to prevent Alzheimer's disease is set to begin in a hospital in Boston. The vaccine is entering phase 1 of clinical trials and is the result of 20 years of research.

Alzheimer's is the most common form of Dementia. Dementia is a general term for cognitive decline seen in the older population. Statistics indicate a person is diagnosed with Dementia every 3 seconds globally with over 10 million new cases every year.
Alzheimer's is a progressive disease that destroys memory and other important mental functions. Memory loss and confusion are the main symptoms.
The vaccine is a 2-dose nasal spray that will be administered 1 week apart. It will use a chemical called Protollin to stimulate the immune system and activate white blood cells.
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