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A new study has successfully reversed both the biological and behavioral hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease in mouse models. The research found that slowly depleting the presence of a certain enzyme can reverse the formation of amyloid plaques in the brain. Illustrating the tricky path current Alzheimer's research faces, the study was published literally hours after giant pharmaceutical company
Anxiety is an important emotional state, having evolved to help us be on guard in the face of potential threats. But in the modern world anxiety manifests in a multitude of dysfunctional ways, leaving many people suffering from debilitating disorders. A new study has opened up a potential pathway to future anti-anxiety treatments after effectively demonstrating the identification of specific
The fascinating connection between diabetes and Alzheimer's disease has been studied for several years with some scientists going so far as suggesting the two conditions are different stages of the same disease. A team of researchers has now discovered that a drug initially developed to treat type 2 diabetes has "significantly reversed memory loss" in early animal trials...Continue Reading Di
Not getting fat or developing diabetes despite enjoying a high-fat diet is the dream of many a fast-food fan. Although such dreams remain just that for us humans, they've become reality for mice involved in a study at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The activation of a protein pathway in fat cells in the mice allowed the animals to chow down on a high-fat diet without b
Researchers at the University of Florida have developed a new gene therapy that shows promise in fighting multiple sclerosis (MS). Testing the technique in mice, the team found that the treatment was effective in preventing animals from developing the mouse equivalent of the disease, and almost completely reversed the symptoms in those that were already suffering from it...Continue Reading Ne
Directly stimulating the brain with magnetic pulses has been shown to help treat migraines and improve memory, but now scientists at the University of Buffalo have developed a technique that lets them directly control physical movements in mice. Using what they call magneto-thermal stimulation, the researchers activated sections of the brain that caused mice to run, turn or stop, in work that
Researchers at MIT have uncovered a new potential treatment for reversing memory loss of Alzheimer's sufferers. The technique targets an enzyme known as HDAC2, which blocks genes vital to memory formation in Alzheimer's patients, and so far it has shown promise in tests in mice...Continue Reading Scientists unclog genetic brain blockade in mice with Alzheimer'sCategory: MedicalTags: A
While the development of the CRISPR gene editing system is turning into one of the biggest scientific breakthroughs of the century, there are still many hurdles to overcome before the technology is efficiently applied in people. One big problem is finding a way to clinically deliver the technology to humans and animals. A University of Chicago team recently overcame this challenge by transpla


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