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Future Dementia Diagnosis or Prediction Via Eye Examinations? (BBC News / US Society for Neuroscience Conference)

Summary The retina is a direct extension of the brain. Early research has discovered that mice genetically engineered to have a version of Alzheimer’s Disease show a corresponding loss thickness in a layer of specific cells in the retina, and … Continue reading

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Protein Involved in Old-Age Memory Loss? (BBC News / Science Translational Medicine)

Summary US researchers working with the donated brains of eight dead people and also performing experiments on mice have discovered indications that low levels of a protein in the brain (called RbAp48) may be responsible for memory loss. This discovery might, one day, lead to treatments … Continue reading

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