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Below are scientifically reported events that can help the general public and researchers understand the latest tools and methods to alleviate or combat the neurodegenerative disease that affects over 5 million Americans every year and
60% of 47.5 million people with dementia.
Researchers reported those with arteriosclerosis and atherosclerosis had higher chances of being afflicted with dementia. The same study showed however that those with the same vascular issues had problems concerning memory and other thinking skills.
1. Too much Tau disturbed memory formation processes
2. Tau performs 2 different functions in the brain - aiding in cell-to-cell interaction & associating with neurological diseases
3. Mutations to the Tau protein may cause tangles in the brain
Scientists at Case Western University, under the support in part by the Public Health Service Grant, mapped the allosteric site in Cholesterol Hydroxylase CYP46A1 for efavirenz, a drug used to treat HIV infections, that stimulates enzyme activity for the breakdown of cholesterol in the brain.
Scientists at the Salk Institute found that tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and other compounds found in marijuana can promote the cellular removal of amyloid beta, a toxic protein associated with Alzheimer's disease for its association with cellular inflammation and higher rates of neuron death.