Blocking Sleep-Wake Protein Orexin May Treat Alzheimer’s

Blocking Sleep-Wake Protein Orexin May Treat Alzheimer’s
Researchers from the School of Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) blocked a sleep-regulating protein, orexin, in mice with a form of Alzheimer’s disease, making them sleep longer and blocking brain symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. The research appeared Nov. 24 in The Journal of Experimental Medicine. In Alzheimer’s disease, a sticky protein known

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