Elephants’ Biology May Hold Key to Understanding Alzheimer’s

By Lynn Allison – Re-Blogged From Newsmax Helth

We all know the saying that “elephants never forget.” Well there could be a very good reason why they maintain magnificent memories.

According to an article in Fortune magazine, elephants may hold the key to unlocking the secret cause of Alzheimer’s disease.

Currently, the research varies. Some experts believe that it’s the beta-amyloid proteins that drive the disease by sticking to and eventually killing neurons. Others point to the neurofibrillary tangles, or twisted tau proteins, that accumulate between the neurons in the brain. And many says that both these factors come into play to cause this devastating disease that’s the sixth leading cause of death in America.

New Research Suggests Memory Loss in Alzheimer’s Patients May be Reversible

By Karla Lant – Re-Blogged From Futurism

New research from a team at MIT indicates symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) affecting patient’s memories may be reversible. AD causes memory loss by setting up genetic “blockades” formed when the enzyme HCAC2 condenses the genes of the brain responsible for memory. Eventually, those genes become useless; unexpressed, the genes are unable to cause the formation of new memories or retrieval of existing ones.

Clearly, blocking HCAC2 in the brain is an obvious fix; however, it has to date been impossible, in that all prior attempts have negatively affected the internal organs which require other enzymes in the histone deacetylase (HDAC) family for normal function. Researchers at MIT have now found something they hope might be the answer: LED lights which they use to prevent HCAC2 alone from binding with Sp3, its genetic blockade formation partner in crime (and Alzheimer’s).

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10 Tips to Improve Your Memory

By Brenda Kennedy (https://stonebrakerracing.com/)

The issue of memory training is relevant not only for students and schoolchildren. Overloaded with work, tormented and under fulfilled, residents of metropolitan areas from time to time complain that sometimes they do not understand why they came into any room in their house. A lot of people face difficulties when doing homework in foreign language courses or preparing for exams at the university. The last problem can be solved with the help of Primetimeessay. However, improving memory is a personal responsibility.

Here are 10 simple working memory-training steps to force memory work.

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