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A-beta and the Gamma Oscillation

Sodium Channel, Interneurons Could Be Alzheimer's Targets

By Anette Breindl
Science Editor

Wednesday, May 2, 2012
In work that spans molecular to cognitive aspects of Alzheimer's disease, scientists have shown that one of the changes in the brains of mice with Alzheimer's is a reduction in certain types of rhythmic activity that are important for information processing. Increasing levels of one type of sodium channel increased both such rhythmic activity and the animals' learning abilities.

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