Blockade of learning and memory genes in Alzheimer’s disease – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. In a NIH study, researchers have found that a particular gene accumulates in the brain early in the course of Alzheimer's disease. Dr. Roderick Corriveau at the NIH says this gene is involved in turning off memory and learning genes that are involved in Alzheimer's disease – he explains it balls up genes like holiday lights.
Corriveau: And this study showed that when you take away the gene all of a sudden the lights can come out and they can go into a long string again and they can be turned on and we can start to make new memories.
Narrator: For information on this study, 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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