Researchers trace cascade of signals linked to Alzheimer's

09/9/2013 | Yahoo

U.S. researchers studying mice have discovered that when amyloid beta protein binds with alpha 7 nicotine receptors in the brain, a cascade of signals is triggered, resulting in impairments linked to Alzheimer's disease. The findings could offer hope that a modified drug known as NitroMemantine might be effective in treating the illness, researchers reported in The Journal of Neuroscience.

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