Scientists reverse age-related memory loss in mice
End of Alzheimer's? Scientists REVERSE age-related memory loss in mice
SCIENTISTS have successfully reversed age-related memory loss in mice in a potentially groundbreaking discovery in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease.
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We saw remarkable results. The memory and ability to learn were restored to levels they would not have seen since they were much younger.
Researchers from Cambridge and Leeds found a treatment which not only stopped but successfully reversed age-related memory decline in mice. They say their discovery could lead to the development of treatments to help prevent memory loss in people as they age. Although the initial research was conducted on mice the same mechanism could also be used in humans as molecules and structures in the human brain are the same as those found in rodents.
The study, which was peer-reviewed and published in Molecular Psychiatry, looked at changes in the extracellular matrix of the brain which led to loss of memory associated with ageing.
The researchers found a way to help reverse these changes using genetic treatments and believe it …
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