Experts Say Immune System in Brain Could Help Remove Amyloid Plaques

A new study discusses the potential of the brain’s immune system to help fight Alzheimer’s disease through elimination of amyloid plaques. According to lead study author M. Kerry O’Banion, M.D., Ph.D., “This research confirms earlier observations that, when activated to fight inflammation, the brain’s immune system plays a role in the removal of amyloid beta. We have also demonstrated that the immune system can be manipulated in a manner that accelerates this process, potentially pointing to a new therapeutic approach to Alzheimer’s disease.” Read more in the Journal of Neuroinflammation.