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Memory Loss Reversed in Mice - Down Syndrome and Alzheimers Disease Research Breakthroughs

Ongoing research into Alzheimer's Disease and Down syndrome is promising in untangling the mysteries of memory loss, dementia and general loss of functioning found in any of our loved ones who develop Alzheimers Disease.

One recent study shows that blocking a protein known as tau in research mice used to study Alzheimer's in laboratories might have allowed affected neurons to recover functioning; mice who were judged to be incapable of remembering fairly complicated mazes regained that skill.

The protein that has had more attention in research articles concerning Alzheimers and Down syndrome is known as beta-amyloid.

While the results of research may not be immediately useful for people with Alzheimer's Disease or Down syndrome, these studies are reason for families to be hopeful.

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