Tag: Brain

Therapy Reverses Alzheimer’s Brain Plaque Buildup — in Mice

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Brain plaques believed to contribute to Alzheimer’s disease melt away in mice when robbed of a key enzyme, researchers report. And the rodents’ intellectual function actually improved as their amyloid plaques dissolved from lack of beta-secretase (BACE1), an enzyme critical in the formation of […]

Brain ‘Pacemaker’ Might Help Slow Alzheimer’s

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Stimulating the brain with an implantable device may be safe — and possibly helpful — for some people with Alzheimer’s disease, a small pilot study suggests. In what researchers described as a “proof of concept” treatment, three Alzheimer’s patients had deep brain stimulation (DBS) […]

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