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  • Israeli researchers discover Alzheimer's trigger

    Ben Gurion University|Nov 3, 2017

    Israeli researchers have discovered that a specific protein is severely reduced in the brains of people with Alzheimer's. Alzheimer's is a neurodegenerative disease caused by brain cell death. Currently there is no cure, but according to researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), we now know what may trigger it. Dr. Debbie Toiber, of the BGU Department of Life Sciences, and her team discovered that a specific protein-Sirtuin-6 (SIRT6)-is severely reduced in the brains of... Full story