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Could glial cells in the brain hold the key to curing Alzheimer’s?

Advances in genetic studies show that multiple genes are involved with the development of this devastating disease
Astrocyte glial nerve cells

Advances in genetic studies show that multiple genes are involved with the development of this devastating disease

Alzheimer’s disease is known to be associated with extensive damage to brain cells (neurones) with shrinkage of the brain, development of plaques of protein between the cells and tangles of fibres inside the cells.

Research looking for ways to remove protein plaques has been unsuccessful in finding a cure. Medication can help with symptoms, such as memory loss, but there is no way to reverse or delay the underlying damage in this devastating disease.

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