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The University of Verona makes giant steps in the fight against Alzheimer's

Scientific Reports, Nature and Frontiers in Neuroscience published a research conducted by the Department of Histology and Embryology of the University of Verona, in collaboration with the Chinese Universities of Changsha and Chongqing on a new therapeutic approach to the care of Alzheimer's disease.
In its non-hereditary form, Alzheimer's is the most widespread senile disease; it is estimated that it has 50 million people in the world, including 600 thousand in Italy.
Dementia is caused by the accumulation in the brain of two toxic proteins, which with time lead to ever-widening areas of the cortical cortex.
This research proposes a therapeutic approach based on the inhibition of the mechanism of progression of the disease; the novelty of this criterion lies in the fact that Verona scientists have made use of human brain cells to identify the mechanisms triggering accumulation of toxic proteins that cause the disease.
In fact, transgenic animal models up to this time undergoing research experiments only allow the study of Alzheimer's hereditary form, which is the least common, but not sporadic.
The consequence of this deficiency has led to the underlying causes of sporadic Alzheimer's being mere suppositions, so no effective therapies have been found so far.
Thanks to the research of the scientists at the University of Verona, including Anna Chiarini and Ilaria Dal Prà of the Department of Histology and Embryology at the Ateneum Scaligero who conducted this study with the collaboration of Ubaldo Armato, former director of the section, we can now see a hope for this painful affliction for the sick person and loved ones, due to the strong conditioning that his symptoms involve.
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