Scientists may be able to restore Alzheimer’s disease memory loss

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Alzheimer’s develops from environmental and genetic risk factors that collaborate to create epigenetic changes. Photo by Italo Greco/Flickr

(Tauren Dyson/ UPI) — Researchers may have identified a method for restoring memory to people with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study.

A team of researchers temporarily reversed epigenetic factors in mice that cause memory loss during Alzheimer’s progression, they report in research published Tuesday in Brain: A Journal of Neurology.

“We found that in Alzheimer’s disease, many subunits of glutamate receptors in the frontal cortex are downregulated, disrupting the excitatory signals, which impairs working memory,” Zhen Yan, a SUNY Distinguished Professor in the Department of Physiology at the University of Buffalo, said in a news release. (…)

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