Alzheimer en Hersentrauma zelfde destructiepatroon van de hersencellen

Researchers in the US found that the destructive cellular pathways that occur following traumatic brain injury are the same as those activated in Alzheimer’s Disease, suggesting that both conditions could be treated with new drugs that target these pathways. They said the findings “cement” the relationship beween traumatic brain injury and Alzheimer’s Disease.

The research was led by neuroscientist Mark Burns, who is assistant professor at Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) in Washington, DC. A paper on their work is being presented at the Alzheimer’s Association 2009 International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease (ICAD 2009) which is taking place from 11 to 16 July in Vienna, Austria. (Bron:

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