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Researchers from Coimbra have identified a region in the brain with a strong potential for early changes in Alzheimer’s disease.

The discovery was made by a multidisciplinary team of scientists from the University of Coimbra and the Coimbra Hospital and University Center. This is a triple pathology hotspot in Alzheimer’s disease, which they guarantee may have important repercussions at the therapy level.

This team identified that increased brain activity in patients was associated with increased inflammation. Thus, reducing inflammation may help to restore normal brain activity. With this discovery it was possible to identify a target of early changes that is implicated in memory loss.

The research focused on the posterior cingulum, a region of the brain known to have high communication activity between neurons and be associated with memory and learning. The goal would be to study the region and incorporate the finding into new therapeutic trials.

The researchers came to the conclusion that what compromises normal brain function is neuroinflammation. Thus, it is possible to develop therapy trials aimed at reducing it.

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