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:

(Date:11/27/2015)... ... 2015 , ... An inventor, from Hopkinsville, Ky., thought there ... home, so he invented the patent-pending ELECTRONIC M.D. , The ELECTRONIC M.D. provides ... so, it could help to prevent potential overdose situations. As a result, it ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... , ... November 27, 2015 , ... ProSidebar: Fashion ... Final Cut Pro X. With ProSidebar: Fasion, video editors can easily add an ... as a minimalist title opener. Utilize presets featuring self-animating drop zones, lines, bars, ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... ... A simply groundbreaking television series, "Voices in America", which is hosted by Hollywood ... issues that are presently affecting Americans. Dedicated to providing the world with a wide ... subjects consumers focus on, one episode at a time. , In the latest ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... The men and ... nonprofit healthcare organizations in the country. They have overseen financial turnarounds, shown commitment ... advance the healthcare industry as a whole through their advocacy and professional efforts. ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... ... November 26, 2015 , ... ... in central Michigan, have come together on Thanksgiving Day to share the things ... for viewing on the Serenity Point YouTube channel, patients displayed what they wrote ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/27/2015)... Nov. 26, 2015 ... of the "2016 Global Tumor Marker ... Volume and Sales Segment Forecasts, Innovative Technologies, ... report to their offering. --> ... the "2016 Global Tumor Marker Testing ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... Nederland, November 26, 2015 ... Een nieuwe aanpak combineert immunotherapie met Bremachlorin-photodynamische ... ) --> ...      (Photo: ) ... Universitair Medisch Centrum (LUMC) blijkt ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... , November 26, 2015 ... addition of the "2016 Future Horizons ... of Abuse Testing Market: Supplier Shares, Country ... report to their offering. --> ... the "2016 Future Horizons and Growth ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: