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Cambridge, MA (Scicasts) – Neuroscientists at MIT have found that an enzyme overproduced in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients creates a blockade that shuts off genes necessary to form new memories. Furthermore, by inhibiting that enzyme in mice, the researchers were able to reverse Alzheimer’s symptoms.

MIT neuroscientists found that an enzyme produced in Alzheimer’s patients' brains creates a blockade shutting off genes needed to form new memories. By inhibiting that enzyme in mice, researchers were able to reverse Alzheimer’s symptoms.