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Julieanne Young October 1, 2018 Psychology 105 Stephen Paup Writing Assignment #2 The article “Possible cause for Alzheimer's and traumatic brain injury discovered” written by Rutgers University on September 26, 2018 summarizes the recent research done by Yu Wei, Mi Ryung Shin and Federico Sesti. The author explains that this recent study has proven that there is another possible cause to the mysterious disease that is Alzheimer’s. The study explained that this new mechanism involves a non-amyloid protein referred to as KCBN1. The KCNB1 is a potassium channel that when affected by stress in the brain can begin to build up, and go through oxidation and in turn lead to the production of amyloid-beta. The researchers looked at human brains as well as mice affected by Alzheimer’s which showed that there was more build up in the KCNB1 than in an unaffected brain. The research done on human brains was a big step in the studying of Alzheimer’s as most research is only done on animals. As a

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