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Study: New Vaccine Halts Alzheimer's

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Study: New Vaccine Halts Alzheimer's

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Study: New Vaccine Halts Alzheimer's

Study: New Vaccine Halts Alzheimer's

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A new study published in the journal Neuron suggests that a new vaccine can slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease. The vaccine, initially deemed a failure after patients developed severe side effects, causes the body to produce antibodies that attack a protein believed to cause the brain damage found in Alzheimer's patients. Hear NPR's Jon Hamilton.