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Offline shnozzola

A Single Protein May Help Explain Memory Loss In Old Age
« on: August 29, 2013, 07:22:01 PM »
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"We simply asked: Can we find a molecular change in that brain region across the lifespan?" Small says. The answer was yes. In the brains of young people, the RbAp48 protein was abundant, the researchers report. But in older people it was scarce.

Not the answer to Alzheimer's, but a step toward improving old age memory loss.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/08/29/216105879/a-single-protein-may-help-explain-memory-loss-in-old-age
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Re: A Single Protein May Help Explain Memory Loss In Old Age
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2013, 09:18:40 PM »
What was that, oh, well.
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Re: A Single Protein May Help Explain Memory Loss In Old Age
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2013, 10:41:50 PM »
I'm very skeptical at the root cause of Alzheimers being linked to different levels through life of a single protein.  It's probably more of a global process involving several genes, proteins, and environmental factors.  But still, this may be one more piece of the Alzheimers puzzle.
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