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New target identified for Alzheimer’s disease

Neurological researchers at Rush University Medical Center have found a new therapeutic target that can potentially lead to a new way to prevent the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. The target called neutral sphingomyelinase ...

dateSep 29, 2010 in Neuroscience
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Can't live without it: The nicotine addiction

The first pull on a cigarette should send you into convulsions. The brain proteins that nicotine affects are nearly identical to a receptor protein on muscle cells that tells them to contract, but nicotine doesn't affect ...

dateSep 23, 2010 in Health
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Function found for Alzheimer's protein

In people with Alzheimer's, the brain becomes riddled with clumps of protein, forming what are known as amyloid plaques. Now, a report appearing in the September 17th print issue of Cell appears to have found a function for ...

dateSep 10, 2010 in Medical research
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