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Researchers working in Switzerland and Germany have found evidence strengthening the concept that the immune system plays a role in the development of Alzheimer's disease. The study was done on mice using the drug ustekinumab, which is a biologic drug already approved by the Food & Drug Administration for the treatment of plaque psoriasis, an auto-immune disease.According to an article in the LA Times, Johannes vom Berg and his colleagues think that clinical trials of the drug ustekinumab should be launched to see if the drug will help fight Alzheimer’s in humans.

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