Is this a cure for Alzheimer's? Gene therapy could help to prevent brain-clogging plaques from forming

Alzheimer's disease could be stopped by gene therapy, scientists discovered.
Inserting a gene may prevent the formation of clumps of protein which are found in the brains of dementia sufferers, experts believe.
The plaques - built up of amyloid-beta peptide - are thought to trigger the death of brain cells.
But the PGC-1-alpha gene helped to prevent the lumps of protein and kept mice with a healthy brain, a new study found.
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It is involved in metabolic processes in the body, including the regulation of sugar and fat. 
Experts hope the findings may lead to new treatment... read more

11 October 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 28
Source: Daily Mail

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