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Archive for October 20th, 2008

Alzheimer and Arachidonic Acid

Posted by David Bradley on October 20th, 2008

Arachidonic acidResearchers at the Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease at the University of California San Francisco have found that removing a brain enzyme that regulates the concentration of arachidonic acid, a fatty acid, reduces cognitive deficits in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The discovery, reported in Nature Neuroscience, may one day lead to a novel therapeutic strategy for the disease.

More on the link between Alzheimer’s disease and arachidonic acid here.