Strategies to Protect New Brain Cells Against Alzheimer’s Disease

December 17, 2009

Stimulating the growth of new neurons to replace those lost in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is an intriguing therapeutic possibility. But will the factors that cause AD allow the new neurons to thrive and function normally? Scientists at the Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease (GIND) have discovered that two main causes of AD amyloid-beta (Aβ) peptides and apolipoprotein E4 (apoE4) impair the growth of new neurons born in adult brains.

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http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/12/091203132148.htm

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