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SAN DIEGO--Delivery of a gene therapy viral vector designed to express only the gene for human growth factor to the nucleus basalis of Meynert in patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease appears to be safe and feasible, results from a first-in-human trial demonstrated.
SAN DIEGO -- Delivery of a gene therapy viral vector designed to express only the gene for human growth factor to the nucleus basalis of Meynert in patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease appears to be safe and feasible, results from a first-in-human trial demonstrated.
Although it is possible that both of the diseases may lie on a continuum of a single disease that begins with ADHD manifested in childhood and continues into adulthood as dementia with Lewy bodies "when neuronal loss and gliosis in the substantia nigra, locus coeruleus, and nucleus basalis of Meynert occur," the authors doubted that this hypothesis could be accurate because low dopamine levels in ADHD are not initially associated with Parkinsonlike or DLB symptoms.

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