Sunday, September 7, 2008

Brain Cells 'Supercharged' To Attack Plaques That Cause Alzheimer’s Disease

Science Daily
Researchers at the University of British Columbia have discovered a new method for developing treatments for Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). They have shown that by stimulating a brain cell called a microglia the cells will partially engulf the senile plaques which are abundant in post mortem AD brain.

The study, published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, marks the first time that this phenomenon, believed to take place in living brain, has been duplicated in the laboratory. It offers a new....... read the whole story by clicking here

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