Decoding The Complexity of Alheizmer’s Disease
Alheizmer’s disease has been one that has torn people and families apart because of its horrible side effects. Many people who are diagnosed with Alheizmer’s struggle to live a normal life and most of the time need someone to aid them all hours of the day. This disease affects over six million people in the U.S. and there is very little treatment for slowing down the disease.
Scientists are attempting to find new targets for Alheizmer’s and different ways to effectively treat it. They have started working with different analyses on genomic, epigenomic, and transcriptomic changes that occur in the cell type in the brains of the patients with Alheizmer’s. The researchers examined how gene expression is altered as Alzheimer's disease advances using over 2 million cells from over 400 postmortem brain tissues. Additionally, they monitored alterations in the epigenetic modifications of cells, which aid in identifying the genes that are active or inactive in a certain cell. When combined, these methods provide the most comprehensive understanding of the genetic and molecular causes of Alzheimer's disease to date.
In my opinion, this is a great study that is being conducted. There are many people who struggle with this disease every year for there to not be a stronger way to treat the disease. Through genetics it can provide a major breakthrough and help even possibly reverse the disease slightly. It is evident that the treatments we have today are not cutting it and it is not doing a strong enough job to help patients recover. This study is a very promising one as it contributes to fighting a disease that is devastating around the entire country.Links: