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Alzheimer’s vaccine at next stage of trials

A vaccine that represents an “interesting approach” to treating Alzheimer’s disease has reached the next stage of clinical trial.

ACI-24, developed by Swiss-based pharmaceutical company AC Immune, will be tested among people with a mild or moderate form of the condition.

The jab has progressed through Phase I trials, which examine the safety of a drug in a small group of people.

The Phase II trial is expected to be conducted in several European countries, including the UK, and the first person has been enrolled, AC Immune said.

“This is an interesting approach and with no treatments currently able to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s, it is important that researchers come at the disease from as many different angles as possible.”

ACI-24 is also being tested as a treatment for cognitive decline in people with Down’s syndrome, but trials are at an earlier stage.

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(Source AgedCare Insite)

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