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.