I am interested in hearing about alzheimers finds as I feel all dementia’s have something in common.  Here is an article I saw that is rather interesting.  It says they have found that blood vessel excesses riddle brains of mice afflicted with Alzheimers.  Typically this disease is characterized by a buildup of amyloid beta plaques.  

“Amyloid beta deposits are thought to be a hallmark of Alzheimer’s, but recent research by the UBC scientists suggests that there might be another culprit behind the disease–an abnormal increase in blood vessels in the brain. They believe that the hyperactive formation of vessels results from the inhibited flow of blood in Alzheimer’s brains. ” 

Alzheimers affects 5 million Americans currently and the number is expected to skyrocket as the population ages.  Here is a link to the press release:

http://www.fiercebiotechresearch.com/press-releases/drugs-targeting-blood-vessels-may-be-candidates-treating-alzheimers?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=internal

 

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