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Daemon
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Why are women more vulnerable to Alzheimer's disease than men?

In a disease riddled with unknowns, it's one of Alzheimer's biggest mysteries: Why do women make up two-thirds of cases? An innovative new study may offer some insights and help develop effective treatments. November is National Alzheimer's Disease ... More...
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“Researchers examined post-mortem brain tissue from five male and five female patients, and compared them to 10 healthy controls to investigate the dementia gender gap.

They focused on a process called degenerative protein modifications (DPMs) - changes believed to cause a loss of brain function.

Analysis revealed the protein most affected was myelin basic protein (MBP), which insulates the brain's wiring, producing the protective layer covering the signal-transmitting 'axons' of nerve cells.

Damage to myelin was shown to be more pronounced in the brains of the women than the men.”


Published: 01:00, 17 March 2016 by MailOnline


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