Studying a vaccine for Alzheimer’s disease in those with Down syndrome

Posted on: Thursday, March 21st, 2024


How the connection of Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease could be the start to a vaccine against Alzheimer’s.

Significant levels of amyloid beta plaques and tau tangles in the brain are classic hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease. These precursors are also prevalent in the understudied population of those with Down syndrome.

Although nearly all people with Down syndrome have high levels of this pathology, and their associated brain changes appear by the early age of 40, this population continues to be underserved when it comes to Alzheimer’s research.

Read the full article at UT Health San Antonio’s Newsroom.

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