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April 24, 2005
Promising new West Nile therapy cures disease in mice
West Nile virus has spread from coast to coast, sickened more than 16,000 Americans and killed more than 600.

Monoclonal antibody cures West Nile virus-infected mice
A newly developed monoclonal antibody can cure mice infected with the West Nile virus, scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St.

Alzheimer's cognitive decline slowed
PET scans and cognitive tests have suggested that Alzheimer's disease patients with genetically modified tissue inserted directly into their brains show a reduction in the rate of cognitive decline and increased metabolic activity in the brain, according to a study published in the April 24, 2005 online issue of the journal Nature Medicine by researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine.
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