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Nerve cell pulse 2021 08 26 18 26 31 utcAn experimental drug restored brain synapses in two mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease, raising hopes that it could help revive cognitive function in human dementia patients, Yale University researchers report June 1 in the journal Science Translational Medicine.

While much research in Alzheimer’s has centered on reducing levels of beta-amyloid plaque in the brain that is a hallmark of the disease, recent studies have suggested that immune system response in the brain also plays a role in memory loss in patients.