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Blockade of Learning and Memory Genes may Occur Early in Alzheimer's Disease

February 29, 2012, 1:01 am by National Institutes of Health

A repression of gene activity in the brain appears to be an early event affecting people with Alzheimer's disease, researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health have found. In mouse models of Alzheimer's disease, this epigenetic blockade and its effects on memory were treatable.

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