Shooting at the same target but with a different kind of arrow, Chinese researchers have shown that an oligosaccharide that binds more than one region of amyloid-β (Aβ) enhances clearance of the protein from the brain and improves cognition among patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease (AD).

“Family members perceived improvements after 24 weeks [of] treatments,” Shifu Xiao, MD, PhD, from Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine in China told attendees here at the 7th Clinical Trials Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease (CTAD).

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