Alzheimer's memory discovery

13 December 2019

Fan cell

Scientists at the Universities of St Andrews and Edinburgh have discovered the functions of the area of the brain in which Alzheimer’s begins, offering hope for the development of future treatments.

Alzheimer’s disease is the commonest form of dementia with more than 520,000 people in the UK suffering from the disorder.

You can read more of this article on the University news page.

The paper, ‘Fan cells in layer 2 of lateral entorhinal cortex are critical for episodic-like memory’ by Brianna Vandrey, Derek L Garden, Veronika Ambrozova, Christina McClure, Matthey F Nolan and James A Ainge is published in Current Biology and is available online.