Challenging long-held theories of Alzheimer’s disease progression impacts future treatment options

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Macquarie University dementia researchers have harnessed a system previously used for cancer research in a major discovery that debunks previous thinking on Alzheimer’s Disease development.

The discovery will allow researchers to observe and analyze the life cycle of individual over time, including their response to potential new drug treatments.

The new findings reveal that mechanisms in brain cells, which were previously thought to be associated with cell death in Alzheimer’s, appear to actually be providing a protective mechanism, resisting Alzheimer’s Disease cell death and potentially prolonging progression of the…

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