Bloomberg L.P. 2013.08.28 21:37
By Elizabeth Lopatto
Age-related forgetfulness may be due to a deficiency in a brain protein
that helps form memories, a study found. Targeting the gene that produces
that protein could lead to new therapies, the researchers said.
Scientists identified the protein, called RbAp48, in human brain cells and
showed that inhibiting it in mice made the animals forgetful while raising
the protein improved their memories.
PROTEIN, MOUSE, MEMORY, AGE, NEURON, RESEARCHER, Small, USA