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2008-07-04 03:00:08

By Anonymous Study details new molecular approach to preventing Alzheimer's. The April 24 Washington Post reported that German researchers have developed a new approach to the possible prevention of the molecular "debris" that is associated with the development of Alzheimer's disease. The basic idea - to block the activity of an enzyme called beta secretase - is not original, says a new study's lead author. Both academic and commercial laboratories are working on methods to prevent the...

2005-11-16 14:45:57

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Researchers with the University of Florida and the California Institute of Technology have developed a new strain of genetically modified mice that allow scientists to examine the potential usefulness of new therapies for Alzheimer's disease. The development, reported Nov. 15 in the international open-access medical journal PloS Medicine, has helped scientists evaluate the brain's ability to repair one of Alzheimer's hallmark lesions, senile plaque. These plaques occur...

2005-06-20 18:40:00

The route to a treatment for Alzheimer's disease may have become more straightforward with the discovery that a key enzyme known to have a major role in this disease is in fact part of a family of enzymes. Only some family members play a role in the progression of this brain-wasting illness, new research at the University of Toronto has found. "It was previously thought that an enzyme called gamma-secretase contributed to the development of protein deposits in the Alzheimer's brain. This...