ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE. Sania Munir 12-10235 Medical Biotechnology (BIOT 412). AN INTRODUCTION :. ALZHEIMER’S:
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Medical Biotechnology (BIOT 412)
SIGNS OF ALZHEIMER’S:
Other signs include:
By the final stage, the brain cells shrink notably.
no answers as to its cause.
suggest that further investigation is needed.
There have been at least five prominent theories
about the cause of AD:
(a) Biochemical changes in growth (trophic) factors.
(b) Chemical deficiencies
(c) Toxic chemical excesses
(a) Birth defect in which the person has 3 copies of chromosome 21.
(b) Mental retardation →the gene for APP has been mapped to chromosome 21 →AD related to over-expression of APP.
Population estimation used→ 159,196,3362
do not prevent AD
from continuing to
kill the nerve cells
As there is no prevention to avoid AD but there are
some precautions which a person should follow: