A Promising Chemical For Alzheimer’s In Mice

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An early-stage animal study with mice in South Korea has shown that a chemical, called EPPS, can break down characteristic Alzheimer’s plaques in the brains of mice. The result was that treatments with EPPS improved the performance of Alzheimer’s mice in tests of memory and learning compared to untreated mice. While promising, it will take years of work for this to lead to a possible treatment in human beings.

Links to an article about the research, and the research study itself, have been posted in Neurology & Neuroplasticity:

Chemical Appears to Restore Memory and Clear Alzheimer’s Protein in Mice

Original article:
EPPS rescues hippocampus-dependent cognitive deficits in APP/PS1 mice by disaggregation of amyloid-β oligomers and plaques

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