Possible Alzheimer’s Cure Could Be Around The Corner_Featured_, Big Pharma, News Flash Sunday, January 8th, 2012
(Yahoo News) Scientists have isolated a gene in mice that works to give them “super memories” and reverses the course of several degenerative mental illnesses like Alzheimer’s. And because of the similarity of mice and human brains, a powerful brain pill for humans may now not be far off.
The brains of both mice and humans release a gene known as PKR, which is triggered by the onset of Alzheimer’s. But the newly discovered gene can apparently block PKR’s release–a development that not only can reverse the course of degenerative brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s, but induces a state of “super memory” in the mice it has been tested on.