Get an Exciting Update on Alzheimer’s Research!

Unfortunately, there is still no cure for Alzheimer’s disease. However, there are plenty of people working toward one!

Alzheimer’s is caused by abnormal clusters in the brain called plaques which cluster between nerve cells, making it difficult for the brain to make connections. In addition, brain cells which are affected by the plaques tend to die off due to another, twisted kind of protein, called tangles.

The key to curing Alzheimer’s is pinpointing the proteins that cause plaques and tangles and destroying them before they cause damage to brain cells.

Researchers are close to developing a drug that can destroy the negative proteins, while preserving the positive ones that allow the brain to operate at full capacity.

Check out the video for an update on the research, and see what neuroscientists are doing to cure Alzheimer’s!

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Matthew M. Sullivan holds a bachelor's degree in creative writing from Grand Valley State University, with emphases in fiction and nonfiction. He lives smack-dab between some railroad tracks and Grand Rapids Michigan's third-busiest road, and spends his time studying film and literary fiction.