Navigation Links
Alzheimer cure

Restoring a signalling molecule to the brain reverses Alzheimer-like damage in mice. In both Alzheimer's disease and Down's syndrome, a group of brain cells called the basal forebrain cholinergic neurons shrivels and dies. The brain chemical, acetylcholine, which these neurons produce, is lost and, since it is involved in learning and memory, results in cognitive decline.

In London and California, researchers now reveal that it is the lack of a signalling molecule called nerve growth// factor (NGF) which underlies this neuronal loss. In mice with experimental forms of these diseases, transport of NGF to these areas was impaired as the mice aged.

What's more, infusing NGF into areas close to the vulnerable cells reversed the damage. A gene therapy trial in humans, where NGF is being delivered to the basal forebrain, is already underway - to show whether the treatment is safe. If the mice results are anything to go by, the clinical trial could be a winner - and thus a cure for Alzheimer's disease.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Evidence Links Protein Damage to Neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinsons and Alzheimers
2. Miracle cure for Alzheimer’s around the corner
3. Vaccine for Alzheimer’s diseas
4. Decrease in testosterone levels lead to Alzheimers
5. Smokers are prone to Alzheimers
6. Over-The-Counter Drugs May Prevent Alzheimers
7. Alzheimers followed by head injury
8. Vitamin E useful for Alzheimers
9. Staying mentally energitic prevents Alzheimers
10. High Cholesterol linked to Alzheimer’s diseas
11. Researchers trick Alzheimers Enzyme
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 23, 2017 , ... ... in Newburgh, New York, has recently begun offering three new minimally invasive procedures ... best cutting-edge procedures and reducing downtime, Dr. Rubinstein is excited to bring microneedling, ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 23, 2017 , ... The Aesthetic Channel has ... Dr. Talei has come up with a proprietary technique that he calls the ... that have dropped. For all ages, patients can expect to look refreshed, rejuvenated, and ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... 2017 , ... MD Now Urgent Care opened its newest location ... and marks the urgent care center's eighth location in Miami-Dade county. , The center's ... mall. The new clinic offers a wide array of services to patients ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 23, 2017 , ... Ulster University, Magee Campus ... from 9 am to 3 pm to present to graduate students exciting new and ... an original curriculum project led by The Health Improvement Service of the Western Health ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 23, 2017 , ... ... financial planning to families and business owners in North Central West Virginia, is ... provide services to differently abled residents in the region. , The Stepping Stones ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/20/2017)... , June 19, 2017  Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ... call and webcast on Friday, July 28, 2017, beginning at ... Call Audio Only Dial-in information: To participate in the conference ... dial into the call at least 10 minutes prior to ... is 34090339.  Webcast: ...
(Date:6/16/2017)... June 16, 2017  Exactly 50 years ago today, the ... later became known as the San Francisco "Summer of Love."  ... unveiling two radical innovations in strategic market research portals that ... marks the beginning of Northern Light,s "Summer of Love (For ... ...
(Date:6/14/2017)... , June 14, 2017  In 2016, Embodied ... Startups pitch competition and came away with $25,000 ... is described by Forbes as "entering the life of ... Association as teaching "empathy to medical professionals in an ... was recently named a finalist for the Department of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: