Conserving neurons may provide a novel perspective for curing Alzheimer’s disease

Remedy with a neuroprotective compound that averts brain cells from expiring also intercepts the expansion of depression oriented behavior and further arrival of recollection and education problems in a rat model of Alzheimer’s disease. While the remedy safeguards the animals from Alzheimer’s-type symptoms, it does not alter the enlargement of amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles in the rat brains.

Senior study author Andrew Pieper, MD, PhD, professor of psychiatry in the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and associate director of the Iowa Neuroscience Institute at the University of Iowa say that it is a known fact that brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease contain amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles of strange tau protein. However it is yet undecided what is the cause or effect in the disease procedure. The study showcases that maintaining neurons extant in the brain assists animals conserve customary neurologic purpose, notwithstanding former pathological events in the disease such as gathering of amyloid plaque and tau tangles.

Alzheimer’s disease is a catastrophic neurodegenerative condition that eventually dissolves a person’s memory and cognitive capabilities. Approximation demonstrate that that more than 5 million Americans are co habiting with Alzheimer’s disease and it is the sixth paramount genesis of death in the United States. Besides the influence on cognition and memory, Alzheimer’s disease can also damage mood, with a plethora of people encountering depression and anxiety prior to the cognitive degeneration is obvious. People who suffer depression for the first time later in life are remarkably prone to have growing chances of expanding Alzheimer’s disease.

 

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