Brain - 1 News by Max-Planck-Institut für Multidisziplinäre Naturwissenschaften
Poorly insulated nerve cells promote Alzheimer’s disease in old age
The results of the study show, for the first time, that defective myelin in the aging brain increases the risk of Aꞵ peptide deposition
08-Jun-2023 - Alzheimer’s disease, an irreversible form of dementia, is considered the world’s most common neurodegenerative disease. The prime risk factor for Alzheimer’s is age, although it remains unclear why. It is known that the insulating layer around nerve cells in the brain, named myelin, degenerates ...
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