We live in an aging society. This all-time high longevity comes with a hefty price tag – the increasing prevalence of age-related neurodegenerative disorders. Among them, Alzheimer’s disease is the most common and the best-known form of dementia that has been depicted in many books and movies, like The Notebook. But if this condition is so commonplace, why don’t we have a cure yet?
The human brain is an incredible organ that is still poorly understood by neuroscientists. An astonishing amount of research work goes into even seemingly small achievements as coming up with potential treatment ideas. This recently published paper by Krishnangsu Pradhan and colleagues is a sobering demonstration of this research reality.