Revolutionary New Model For Alzheimer's Disease

Friday, February 20, 2009 - 09:29 in Health & Medicine

Is there something missing from the conventional theory that Alzheimer's is a disease of toxicity -- based on the accumulation of sticky amyloid plaques in the brain? New research focuses on Alzheimer's Disease as a nerve signaling disorder that occurs when there's an imbalance in the making and breaking of memories. The discovery of a naturally occurring brain protein, Netrin-1, offers a new target for therapeutics.

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