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Kentucky team inhibits Alzheimer's biomarkers in animal model by targeting astrocytes
Date:12/11/2012

on), reduced toxic amyloid levels, improved synaptic function and plasticity, and preserved cognitive function.

Norris and collaborators suggest that similar astrocyte-based approaches could be developed to treat humans suffering from Alzheimer's disease, or possibly other neurodegenerative diseases. This study provides proof of principle that therapeutically targeting astrocytes can be beneficial.

Norris has been named the principal investigator on a new NIH award totaling $1,498,423 over a period of 5 years, to continue this line of research on Alzheimer's disease.


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Contact: Allison Elliott
allison.elliott@uky.edu
University of Kentucky
Source:Eurekalert

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