Washington: A study led by researchers at the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience may hold a stunning breakthrough in the fight to treat Alzheimer`s disease.The study potentially identifies a cause of Alzheimer`s disease-based on a newly-discovered signaling pathway in cellular models of Alzheimer`s disease-and opens the door for new treatments by successfully blocking this pathway.The Institute, which recently opened in December 2012, focuses solely on basic neuroscience research that aims to analyze, map, and decode the human brain-the most important and least understood organ in the body."This study transforms our understanding of the direct cause of Alzheimer`s disease," Principal Investigator Dr. Ryohei Yasuda said."With further research, we may open up an entirely new avenue for treatments to combat this disease," Yasuda said.The scientific community so far has widely accepted that Alzheimer`s disease is caused by the accumulation of a peptide called Amyloid beta.
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