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Protein clue to old-age memory loss

August 30, 2013

Why does memory decline in old age? A clue to why memory deteriorates with age has been found by US researchers. Experiments on mice suggested low levels of a protein in the brain may be responsible for memory loss. It is hoped the discovery could lead to treatments to reverse forgetfulness, but it is a big leap from the mouse to a human brain. The study, published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, said age-related memory loss was a separate condition to Alzheimer's disease.

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