Molecular changes in Alzheimer’s begin decades before detectable cognitive impairments

Saturday, August 8, 2020 - 18:00 in Biology & Nature

For decades researchers have known that Alzheimer’s disease (AD) causes the atrophy of a system of neurons and synapses highly involved in memory, learning and attention, which is highly dependent on a molecule known as nerve growth factor (NGF). The disease causes dysregulation of NGF’s metabolism, leading to the loss of the synapses and neurons […]

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