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Sunday, October 18, 2015

Scientists identified protein that may play a role in Alzheimer's

Scientists have identified a protein which they may play a major role in the development of Alzheimer's disease. In a report in the journal Science Translational Medicine, the researchers said that the brain autopsy of some Alzheimer's patients have shown high levels of a protein called GPR3.
Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia that is initially characterized by weakening of memory, up to a brain disorder in planning, reasoning, perception, and language. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1QzeyiG)
And the experiments by eliminating the protein in mice that have a disease that shows improvement in the condition of the animal. But doctors say it needs more research is needed to see if the same results can be achieved in humans.
Patients with Alzheimer's and dementia dance inside the Alzheimer Foundation in Mexico City, April 19, 2012. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1X8kxim)
Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of the condition known as dementia where cognitive function and memory worsens. There is no cure for this disease, the number of cases is expected to rise as the world population is getting older. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | VOA NEWS]
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