Brain and Body

Understanding The Neuroscience Behind Alzheimer's Disease in 2 Minutes

August 3, 2016 | Johannes Van Zijl

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Photo credit: Screen capture from video by Neuroscientifically Challenged

It’s the most common cause of dementia, and we still have no cure. 

In this video by Neuroscientifically Challenged, they explain the neuroscience behind Alzheimer’s, a progressive, neurodegenerative disease that causes memory loss, along with the degenerative loss of other mental functions as time proceeds.  

Understanding the neurobiology behind a disease like Alzheimer’s might help us find a cure for it sooner. In recent news, researchers from Flinders University in Australia announced progress in the development of a vaccine candidate that might one day be able to reverse the onset of Alzheimer’s.  According to the researchers, the potential vaccine could be ready for human trials in just 3 years.

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