Drudge linked to a story about a trial of a therapeutic vaccine.
Early tests showed the vaccine is highly effective at breaking up the sticky protein that clogs the brain in Alzheimer’s, destroying vital connections between brain cells.
When the jab was given to mice suffering from a disease similar to Alzheimer’s, 80 per cent of the patches of amyloid protein were broken up.
The vaccine is now being tried out on 60 elderly Swedish patients in the early and middle stages of Alzheimer’s. Half of the men and women are being given the vaccine while half are being given dummy jabs.
Although the year-long trial is designed to show that the treatment is safe, the researchers will also look at its effect on the patients’ symptoms.
While the results are not due until early next year, the initial findings are promising. Dr Renner told a Zurich conference earlier this week: “I am glad to report that the vaccine is very well tolerated.”
Novartis is apparently setting up a trial here. That must be the study behind the recruiting commercials I’ve heard on local radio.
I really hope it works. Alzheimer’s scares me more than cancer. I could face death if I could still be me.
What do the brave representatives of the Religion of Peace do in Afghanistan?
Gun down little school girls.
Next time some idiot lefty wants to use “brave” and “Islam” in the same sentence, just remind them of this.
They don’t do that to little boys, though. No, sir. The brave Jihadis turn little boys into suicide bombers.
I’m running out of invective.
Every time I read something like this I get closer to pardoning him for his one anticonstitutional vote for McCain/Feingold. He writes of malpractice insurance reform in Texas, and concludes:
So many doctors have now requested Texas medical licenses that thousands are backlogged and an emergency appropriations was passed to help the Texas Medical Board speed up their processing. Now, other states are considering similar legislation to stop the loss of their own doctors to Texas. I consider this a small but important victory for the principles of Federalism.
No wonder Klo finds Fred Fever in Washington.
The Pentagon has their own news feed. And Michael Yon reports that while local Iraqi leadership in Baqubah is a mess, and the military’s PAO (Public Affairs Office) might as well be run by local Iraqis, our guys are winning. Al Qaeda in Baqubah is being given two choices: Surrender, or die. Perhaps the most surprizing part of the report is that several MSM reporters are actually getting it right.