Aug 19, 2022

Boosting Neuron Formation Restores Memory in Mice With Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

Summary: Increasing neurogenesis by deleting the Bax gene in mouse models of Alzheimer’s improved the animals’ performance in tests measuring spatial recognition and contextual memory.

Source: Rockefeller University.

Researchers at the University of Illinois Chicago have discovered that increasing the production of new neurons in mice with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) rescues the animals’ memory defects.

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