Alzheimer's disease: drug candidates protect neurons -- MEDICA Trade Fair

Alzheimer's disease: drug candidates protect neurons

Chemists at the University of California San Diego have designed a set of molecules that promote microscopic, anatomical changes in neurons associated with the formation and retention of memories.

04/11/2016

Photo: Neuron

Tiny thornlike structures along the branches of this neuron are dendritic spines, which form the receiving end of synapses. Treatment with a novel compound induced the cell to sprout 20 to 25 percent more spines than a normal, untreated neuron; © Jessica Cifelli