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Overproduction Of Brain Chemical During Early Stages Of Alzheimer’s Contributes To Memory Loss In Patients

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March 23, 2001
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Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center
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Overproduction of the brain chemical galanin during the early stages of Alzheimer’s may have an negative effect on the brain and contribute to the cognitive decline of patients, according to a study published in the March 20 issue of Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences.

Overproduction of the brain chemical galanin during the early stages of Alzheimer’s may have an negative effect on the brain and contribute to the cognitive decline of patients, according to a study published in the March 20 issue of Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences. Researchers from Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago, the University of Washington School of Medicine, and the National Institutes of Mental Health studied transgenic (mutated) mice with excessive amounts of galanin to better understand why people with Alzheimer’s disease lose their memory.


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Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center. (2001, March 23). Overproduction Of Brain Chemical During Early Stages Of Alzheimer’s Contributes To Memory Loss In Patients. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 18, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/03/010321073115.htm
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