15 February 2009

Insulin may protect brain from toxic proteins

Insulin is a possible new treatment for Alzheimer’s
Northewestern University: 2 February 2009
A Northwestern University-led research team reports that insulin, by shielding memory-forming synapses from harm, may slow or prevent the damage and memory loss caused by toxic proteins in Alzheimer’s disease.The findings, which provide additional new evidence that Alzheimer’s could be due to a novel third form of diabetes, will be published online the week of Feb. 2 by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). … > full story : review by NHS Knowledge Services : comment on paper from AlzForum

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