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Beautiful brain activity: Pyramidal neurons forming a network in the brain. Credit: Dr Jonathan Clarke / Wellcome Images.

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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.

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from Live Science

Nervous System: Facts, Function & Diseases

The nervous system is essentially the body’s electrical wiring. The nervous system can also experience functional difficulties, conditions such as epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, ALS, Huntington's chorea, and Alzheimer's disease. Structural disorders such as brain or spinal cord injury, Bell's palsy, cervical spondylosis, carpal tunnel syndrome, brain or spinal cord tumors, peripheral neuropathy, and Guillain-Barré syndrome also strike the nervous system.

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