Researchers Identify Potential Cause of Alzheimer's Damage

Researchers at the Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) have identified a brain protein that may have a role in causing the dementia of Alzheimer’s disease.

The finding could allow scientists to develop more effective treatments.

Neurons are the wiring through which information, in the form of electricity, travels through the brain. For these electrical impulses to get where they’re going, they have to jump across the spaces between neurons. These spaces are called synapses, and a …

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