Alzheimer’s Potential Missing Link
Reporting in Neuron, researchers write that a protein called mGlu5 may play a role in nerve cell death in Alzheimer’s disease. They found that blocking the protein with an existing drug restored memory in mice. Lead author Stephen Strittmatter discusses what this means for future Alzheimer’s treatments.
Stephen Strittmatter is the Vincent Coates Professor of Neurology at the Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut.