Monday, September 1, 2008

Brain injury study adds to Alzheimer's enigma

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Levels of a protein linked with Alzheimer's disease rise as people recover from brain injuries – a surprising finding that may help explain why injuries boost the risk of developing the disease, U.S. and Italian researchers said on Thursday. Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis and the University of Milan did hour-by-hour measurements of the protein amyloid beta in 18 patients with severe brain injury as they were coming out of a coma

To read more heath news click here

To read the whole story by Julie Steenhuysen click here

1 comment:

BrainandSpinalCord.org said...

This is important information because once we know how brain injury is linked to Alzheimer's Disease we can look for a way to prevent AD in TBI survivors.

Fitness is important in dementia prevention. Click below for more info