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2011-10-17 14:26:51

Carriers of the so-called KIBRA T allele have better memories than those who don´t have this gene variant. This means we can reject the theory that the brain of a non-bearer compensates for this. This is shown by researchers from UmeÃ¥ University. Carriers of the so-called KIBRA T allele have better memories than those who don't have this gene variant. This means we can reject the theory that the brain of a non-bearer compensates for this. This is shown by researchers from...

2011-09-28 10:35:45

Researchers working with adult mice have discovered that learning and memory were profoundly affected when they altered the amounts of a certain protein in specific parts of the mammals' brains. The protein, called kibra, was linked in previous studies in humans to memory and protection against late-onset Alzheimer's disease. The new work in mice, reported in the Sept. 22 issue of Neuron, shows that kibra is an essential part of a complex of proteins that control the sculpting of brain...

2010-03-25 15:28:46

A protein discovered in fruit fly eyes has brought a Johns Hopkins team closer to understanding how the human heart and other organs automatically "right size" themselves, a piece of information that may hold clues to controlling cancer. The protein, named Kibra, is linked to a relay of chemical signals responsible for shaping and sizing tissue growth by coordinating control of cell proliferation and death, according to research published Feb. 16 in Developmental Cell by teams at Johns...

2009-02-02 09:36:28

 A drug used to improve blood flow to the brain also could help improve learning and memory and reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study released today by investigators at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and Arizona State University.Fasudil has been used for more than 10 years to help protect the brain in stroke patients by dilating blood vessels when blood flow is curtailed.Now, a team of Arizona psychologists, geneticists and neuroscientists...

2008-09-16 12:00:10

U.S. medical investigators say they have discovered a link between the brain protein KIBRA and Alzheimer's disease. The medical scientists at the Translational Genomics Research Institute in Phoenix said their finding might lead to new treatments for the memory-robbing disease. The discovery builds on a previous TGen-led study that showed a genetic link between KIBRA and memory in healthy adults. In the new study, researchers said they found carriers of a memory-enhancing type of the...


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