Back to life? Scientists stop cells dying in mouse brains – offering hope to Alzheimer"s and Parkinson"s sufferers

Brainwave: Scientists stop cells dying in mouse brains – offering hope to Alzheimer's and Parkinson's sufferers 'Switching off' pathway stops mouse brain cells dyingSame pathway could operate in human diseases such as Alzheimers and Parkinsons'Major breakthrough', say scientists 18 million worldwide suffer from Alzheimer's | UPDATED: 06:48 GMT, 8 May 2012 It's the first time scientists have understood what makes neurons 'die' – and is described as a 'major breakthrough' in the study of brain diseases, say Leicester University researchers A chemical command that halts brain cells dying in mice could offer hope to human sufferers of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.