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Misbehaving Protein May Provide Clue to Alzheimer’s Drug -- Bloomberg
Cholesterol-lowering statins like Pfizer Inc. (PFE)’s Lipitor work to prevent heart attacks, which damage heart muscle in ways that can’t be repaired, Vedruscolo said. Similarly, in Alzheimer’s disease, a drug targeted at preventing the characteristic abnormal proteins of the disease may ward off brain cell death and resulting memory loss.
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Alzheimer’s plaques disrupt brain networks
The study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, is among the first to precisely quantify the effects of Alzheimer’s disease plaques on brain networks in an animal model. Until now, scientists studying Alzheimer’s in animals have generally been limited to assessments of structural brain damage and analyses of brain cell activity levels.
‘Catastrophic’ Brain Injuries Rise Among High School Football Players
A growing number of football players, especially in high school, are suffering from catastrophic brain injuries like subdural hematomas (blood on the brain), according to a report out this week from the University of North Carolina.
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