Alzheimer’s – help from friends.

In Alzheimer's, Brain Science by Brainy Days Ahead

Physicians are challenged to detect markers for Alzheimer’s as early as possible. Two types of llama antibody are capable of crossing the blood-brain barrier. Scientists from the Institut Pasteur, Inserm, the CNRS, the CEA, Pierre & Marie Curie and Paris Descartes Universities and Roche demonstrate, in a mouse model of the disease, that once in the brain, these llama antibodies can specifically mark and show amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles, the two types of lesions that characterize Alzheimer’s disease.