Body’s immune system may play larger role in Alzheimer’s disease than thought

https://news.uci.edu/health/bodys-immune-system-may-play-larger-role-in-alzheimers-disease-than-thought/UCI mouse study finds dramatic increase in brain plaques when key cells are lacking on February 23, 2016 Irvine, Calif., Feb. 23, 2016— Immune cells that normally help us fight off bacterial and viral infections may play a far greater role in Alzheimer’s disease than originally thought, according to University of California, Irvine neurobiologists with the Sue & Bill Gross Stem...
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Researchers devise lipid-based diets to relieve symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer´s disease (AD) is the most common disease underlying memory problems and dementia in the elderly. One of the invariable pathologies in AD is degeneration of cholinergic synapses in brain cortex and hippocampus. Despite enormous effort to find out an efficient treatment, current pharmacological interventions are limited to a few drugs that alleviate symptoms but do not slow down the underlying disease processes. These drugs include inhibitors of cholinesterases, enzymes that degrade the...
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