Blockade of learning and memory genes in Alzheimer’s disease – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Researchers have found that blocked activity of learning and memory genes is an early event in Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Roderick Corriveau at the NIH says one particular gene effectively blocks the others.
Corriveau: This gene is involved in turning off genes that are involved in Alzheimer's disease by making them like the string of holiday lights that are in a ball. And it's kind of like the gene is the box itself. Our ability to make new memories is put into this box and it becomes all tangled up.
Narrator: Stop the blocking gene and new memories can be formed again. For details on this research, visit www.ninds.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the NIH, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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