Tag Archives: Causes of Alzheimer’s Disease

Drug Alteration to Brain’s Immune System Prevents Mice Developing Alzheimer’s Dementia? (BBC News / Journal of Neuroscience)

Summary Latest research evidence, from Duke University in the US, suggests that the immune system plays a part in the development of Alzheimer’s Disease (in mice). It appears that immune cells which attack nutrients in the brain may be an … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Disease: Causes (NHS Choices)

Summary As the cerebral cortex atrophies, clumps of protein known as “plaques” and “tangles” form in the brain. These plaques and tangles destroy more brain cells, making the condition worse. Neurotransmitters (chemicals that carry nerve impulses within the brain) are also affected. This NHS Choices … Continue reading

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