put my copyedited ms in the mail yesterday. my publisher just asked for a longer, more in-depth synopsis for the proposal i submitted last september. enough said about that, but excuse me while i roll my eyes. while taking a break from the synopsis i came across an interesting article. most families have been touched by Alzheimer's disease, and it sounds as if a treatment might be available in as little as three years.
Researchers at the University of Minnesota have identified a key cause of memory loss in mice which they say could lead to new treatments to prevent and possibly reverse the effects of Alzheimer's disease in humans. The culprit is a rare form of a common brain protein. The discovery is expected to hasten the search for Alzheimer's drugs because it now gives scientists a specific brain substance to target. The finding is published in the latest edition of the journal, Nature.