Too little oxygen may prompt onset of Alzheimer's

日期:2019-03-02 05:20:05 作者:东乡脐偏 阅读:

THE many disparate risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease may be linked by an underlying common cause. It has been known that diabetes, strokes, clogged arteries and plain old ageing increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s, with only 5 per cent of cases strongly influenced by genes. Now evidence has emerged that lack of oxygen is the root cause. Weihong Song at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, and his colleagues took mice engineered to develop Alzheimer’s-like plaques and put them in a hypoxia chamber for one month,