AIDS-related dementia gets major rethink.

In Aging, Brain Disorders, Dementia, Memory and Learning by Brainy Days Ahead

Researchers from the University of California (UCLA) and Cardiff University have made a breakthrough in the understanding of AIDS-related dementia, discovering the role of a neuron protein, CCR5, which was also found to affect learning abilities in healthy subjects. Says one researcher, “It is really exciting that drugs that inhibit CCR5, already on the market, could potentially be used to treat all sorts of memory deficits!”