New molecular target key to enhanced brain plasticity

9 septiembre 2014

As Alzheimer’s disease progresses, it kills brain cells mainly in the hippocampus and cortex, leading to impairments in ‘neuroplasticity,’ the mechanism that affects learning, memory, and thinking. Groundbreaking new research has discovered a new way to preserve the flexibility and resilience of the brain that offers a new target for drug design and an understanding of mechanisms of cognitive enhancement.