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Alzheimer's Disease could be prevented by immune system tweak

A new study has shown for the first time that immune cells play a crucial role in the formation of sticky plaques which clump between brain cells, preventing them from functioning correctly.

Usually the body protects the brain from these plaques. But US scientists have found that in Alzheimer’s Disease the immune cells in the brain seem to go haywire, producing a molecule which actually reduces the immune response and consumes an important brain nutrient.

Read more on the Telegraph website.