United Neuroscience Hopes To Revive Vaccine Approach To Alzheimer’s
Emerging Company Profile: Dublin-based United Neuroscience, spun out of an animal vaccine maker, believes it can pick up and improve upon a vaccine approach to Alzheimer’s that was abandoned nearly two decades ago due to safety issues.
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