Injection boosts memory in Alzheimer's animals

日期:2019-03-01 12:19:07 作者:富牾绍 阅读:

A PROTEIN that supports the growth and upkeep of brain cells has boosted memory and learning in rodents and primates with animal versions of Alzheimer’s. A team led by Mark Tuszynski of the University of California, San Diego, injected brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) into the entorhinal cortex and the hippocampus, the parts of the brain where memories are formed and consolidated, and where Alzheimer’s strikes first. Afterwards, all the animals, which included mice with a version of Alzheimer’s, elderly rats and monkeys with natural degeneration, and rats and monkeys given brain lesions similar to those of Alzheimer’s,