Cell powerhouse might be at root of Alzheimer's

Posted on March 2nd, 2012 by

Mayo Clinic scientists have shown that a tiny part of a cell might be at the root of Alzheimer's disease development. In a study published in PLoS One Thursday, Mayo neuroscientist Eugenia Trushina, biochemist Petras Dzeja and colleagues report that they determined mitochondrial organelles in the cells of mice became dysfunctional long before the transgenic mice displayed the dementia symptoms of Alzheimer's.

Post-Bulletin by Jeff Hansel, 03/01/2012

Tags: Alzheimer's disease development, biochemist, Eugenia Trushina, Neurology, neuroscientist, Petras Dzeja, PLoS One, Research

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