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Scientists Reverse Alzheimer's-Like Memory Loss in Fruit Flies, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Study



3/30/2010 7:59:01 AM

ScienceDaily (Mar. 30, 2010) — By blocking the cellular signaling activity of a protein, a team of neuroscientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) has prevented memory loss in fruit flies caused by brain plaques similar to those thought to cause Alzheimer's disease in humans. The study also resolves a long-standing controversy about the role of this protein, PI3 kinase, which was previously thought to have a protective function against the disease.



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