Lost Sense of Smell May Signal Early Alzheimer’s Disease, Mouse Study Suggests

Lost Sense of Smell May Signal Early Alzheimer’s Disease, Mouse Study Suggests
Clumps of the Alzheimer's-related protein amyloid-beta in nerves around organs related to smell may explain why people in the early stages of the disease lose their ability to detect odors, a study reports. Researchers at the Daegu Gyeungbuk Institute of Science and Technology in South Korea also discovered that loss of the ability to smell occurs before cognitive loss, at least in an animal model of the disease. Their discoveries add to efforts to identify factors that doctors could use to determine who is likely to develop Alzheimer's. They also pave the way for similar studies in humans. The study appeared in the journal Cell Death & Disease. Its title was
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2 comments

  1. John Menmuir says:

    My wife used to have a very good sense of smell but Alzheimer’s has robbed her completely of this sense. You don’t need mice to prove it!

  2. Ar Hue says:

    article left me very angry, because it never cites what odors can be used as a test. Pine? Lemon oil? Mint? Dog shit? What????? Just say it, damn it! Worthless article.

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