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Investigational immune intervention slows brain shrinkage in Alzheimer's patients
Date:4/13/2010

nitude of its effects on rate of brain atrophy and to confirm whether IGIV is safe and effective for treating AD."

IGIV is being tested as a potential agent for AD immunotherapy because it contains antibodies against beta-amyloid (A?), which is the main constituent of amyloid plaques in the brains of AD patients. IGIV is not approved to treat Alzheimer's disease but it is approved in the United States and other countries for certain immune deficiency and autoimmune disorders. A critical Phase III study of IGIV for AD, supported jointly by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Baxter Healthcare, is currently enrolling patients at 35 sites in North America (see more below).


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