BREAKING NEWS PG&E will shutoff power starting Wednesday at 2 p.m. Full Story
STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Scientists find major breakthrough in Alzheimer's research

Scientists in Dallas have made a major breakthrough in the fight against Alzheimer's.After four years, researc...

Posted: Jul 13, 2018 10:50 AM
Updated: Jul 13, 2018 10:50 AM

Scientists in Dallas have made a major breakthrough in the fight against Alzheimer's.

After four years, researchers have discovered the exact point at which a healthy protein linked to Alzheimer's becomes toxic -- but has not yet affected the brain. The study comes out of UT Southwestern Medical Center's Peter O'Donnell Jr Brain Institute.

Scientists are calling it the 'big bang' of Alzheimer's. The disease remains one of the most devastating conditions in the world, affecting more than 5,000,000 people in North America alone.

Efforts are underway to develop a treatment that would make the diagnosis usable in curing the disease.

Article Comments

Chico
Few Clouds
86° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 86°
Oroville
Clear
87° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 87°
Paradise
Few Clouds
86° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 86°
Chester
Clear
65° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 65°
Red Bluff
Clear
87° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 87°
Willows
Few Clouds
86° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 86°
The windy, warm and dry weather continues Thursday
KHSL Severe
KHSL Radar
KHSL Temperatures

Community Events