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Researchers elevate brain protein to allay symptoms of Alzheimer’s in animal model.

Alzheimer’s disease is characterized by the degeneration of neurons in the hippocampus and cortex, and the appearance of neuritic plaques and neurofibrillary tangles.  Although the precise cause of Alzheimer’s disease remains unclear, and is in fact most likely from multiple etiologies.  Over the past several years, a consensus has emerged that a cocktail of drugs influencing multiple mechanisms may be required

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