Using a line of genetically modified mice, researchers discover boosting acetylcholine can disturb cognitive function.
Frequently, as many as one thousand signals rain down on a single neuron simultaneously. To ensure that precise signals are delivered, the brain possesses a sophisticated inhibitory system. Scientists have now illuminated how this system works.
New research on learning describes the interaction between acetlycholine receptors and SK channels and their involvement in learning and memory. These findings could lead to new research targeting acetylcholine and SK channels to help cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia as well as help understand learning and memory better.
Alzheimer’s disease research has lead to important findings involving the tau gene and the possibility of reversing the disease’s progression....
Researchers have identified biomarkers for Alzheimer's disease which accurately predict the development of the disease years prior to symptoms developing.
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It’s something we just accept: the fact that the older we get, the more difficulty we seem to have remembering...