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Gene therapy ‘memory boost hope’

November 29, 2010
"This research adds a piece to the Alzheimer's puzzle and provides new leads for researchers”
- Rebecca Wood Alzheimer's Research Trust

A gene therapy technique which aims to ease memory problems linked to Alzheimer's Disease has been successfully tested in mice.

US scientists used it to increase levels of a chemical which helps brain cells signal to each other.

This signalling is hindered in Alzheimer's Disease, the journal Nature reported.

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