Medical News Today: Dementia: Study helps to unravel the cause of brain cell death

| Posted in Brain Disease, Brain Education, Brain Research

Dementia arises as a result of brain cell death, which may lead to a decline in learning, memory, and other cognitive functions, but precisely what triggers this process has been unclear. Now, a new study helps to shed some light. Researchers found that lack of a gene called lysine specific histone demethylase 1 (LSD1) triggers brain cell death, leading to cognitive abnormalities comparable to those seen in people with Alzheimer’s disease and frontotemporal dementia (FTD). (October 9, 2017)

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