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Scientists from the Technical University of Munich have published a new paper showing that using a BACE inhibitor drug reduces the amount of amyloid beta in the brains of mice and restores the normal function of nerve cells and significantly improves memory.

Amyloid beta is a protein believed to be a major cause of Alzheimer’s disease and significant research around the world has focused on finding ways to remove or reduce the accumulation of amyloid beta in the brain.

No drug on the market today can effectively treat Alzheimer’s disease and with 50 million already suffering from Alzheimer’s globally and tens of millions more projected to be diagnosed with the disease as the global population ages in the coming decades, it’s becoming a serious concern for governments and policy makers.

This new study led by Dr. Aylin Keskin, tested a substance that inhibits beta secretase in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease. The mice used in the study accumulate large amounts of amyloid beta, which then become amyloid beta plaques in the brain and lead to cognitive decline.

The mice were feed the beta secretase inhibitor for up to eight weeks, after which the scientists examined the brains of the mice using an imaging technique known as two-photon microscopy to see the details of individual nerve cells.

The brains of the mice in the study showed amyloid beta and brain functions actually normalized. The brains showed less hyperactive nerve cells, and the slow-wave brain patterns looked like patterns found in healthy mice.

A major discovery from the study was that the memory of the mice significantly improved and they were able to remember and location of a hidden platform in a water-filled maze as fast as healthy mice.
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Having a treatment for alzheimers would be incredible.
Hopefully this pans out!
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