The trials done on mice in the US showed that the gene which affects the brain’s memory could be boosted to make it work more effectively.
The drugs – called HDAC inhibitors – can help with long term memory loss, one of the main symptoms of Alzheimer’s, and make it easier to learn new things. It functions by reshaping the DNA scaffolding of the brain.
However, researchers say that it could be up to a decade before the treatment could be used to treat humans.
Rebecca Wood, from the Alzheimer’s Research Trust said: This is promising research which improves our understanding of memory loss in Alzheimer’s.We need to do more research to investigate whether developing treatments that control this gene could benefit people with Alzheimer’s.”
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