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August 4, 2005

Alzheimer's Study

The article I choose was from the July 20, 2005 issue of the Minnesota Daily.

This article is about an alzheimer's study conducted at the University of Minnesota. In this study researchers were able to reverse memory loss in mice with brain degeneration for the first time. This suggests that it is possible to recover the ability to remember things. The tests were conducted by inducing dementia through genetic engineering to make the mice express a human protein that accumulates in the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease. Researchers were then able to turn off the gene using food supliments. When they did this, they found that not only did memory loss stop, but the mice actually regained some ability to remember.

Posted by at August 4, 2005 11:20 AM

Comments

I really hope they find a cure for this. My grandma is starting to get it and is on medications right now, but it is starting to worse. Every time I see her, it seems like she is losing more and more of her memory.

Posted by: Dianna at August 4, 2005 12:40 PM