The new reports from three carefully controlled studies failed to replicate the results of the 2012 study; and, did not show any reduction in the number of plaques or total area occupied by the plaques during or after treatment. The new findings will be published in the May 24, 2013, issue of Science .
These results are described in three “technical comments” — one of which comes from researchers at the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, Massachusetts General Hospital, Washington University in St Louis and University of Tubingen in Germany.
This work was supported by the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund .
Additional authors include Karthikeyan Veeraraghavalu of the University of Chicago; +Rudy Tanzi , Can Zhang and Sean Miller of Massachusetts General Hospital; Jasmin K. Hefendehl and Mathias Jucker of the University of Tübingen; Tharinda W. Rajapaksha and Robert Vassar of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; and Jason Ulrich and David M. Holtzman from the Washington University School of Medicine.
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