Cambridge, MA (Scicasts) – Neuroscientists at MIT have found that an enzyme overproduced in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients creates a blockade that shuts off genes necessary to form new memories. Furthermore, by inhibiting that enzyme in mice, the researchers were able to reverse Alzheimer’s symptoms.
Chances are most tourists diving on the Great Barrier Reef have seen zoanthids, but do not even know it. The Acrozoanthus australiae is known from inshore reefs and turbid locations, and grows exclusively on eunicid tube worms. From The Great Barrier Reef: A Queensland Museum Discovery Guide.