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Scientists find new way to save the brain’s superhighways in Alzheimer’s patients

August 28, 2015 In the first clinical trial involving gene therapy for an adult neurodegenerative disorder, dying cells in the brains of Alzheimer's patients sprouted new connections, according to a new study in JAMA Neurology. During a three- to four-hour surgical procedure, 10 patients were injected with genes modified to express nerve growth factor, which promotes axonal growth in certain cells of the brain.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Rather than injecting modified genes to treat an inflammatory disease, I think it makes sense just to consume large amounts of refined fish oil.  It works very well for severe brain trauma, which is far more inflammatory than Alzheimer’s.


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