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Each year, the lives of thousands of people across the country are saved because someone made the choice to become an organ donor. In April, Allegheny Health Network is honored to celebrate National Donate Life Month and pay tribute to all of those who have bestowed the precious gift of life to another through organ donation. Visit AHNdonate.org to learn more and register to be an organ donor.



Format: 04/19/2014
Format: 04/19/2014


KDKA-TV: Study: Caffeine may reverse Alzheimer's Disease

Friday, July 10th, 2009

Mice, memory, and Joe: Is there a link?

University of South Florida researchers published some intriguing work in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease Monday. Turns out, symptoms of this condition can reverse with specially brewed drinking water in mice.

"I think provocatively, and it's really the potentially exciting finding, is that the mice who are developing the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, which they would ordinarily, began to show improvements," says Dr. Kevin Kelly of the Allegheny General Hospital Neuroscience Research Center.

Mice, bred specifically to develop Alzheimer's disease, were given either plain water, or water spiked with the caffeine equivalent of six espresso shots a day.

After two months, the mice getting the caffeinated water had lower levels of the abnormal protein associated with this memory-robbing disease in their blood and in their brains. And these mice did better on memory and thinking tests.

To read more or see the video, visit the KDKA-TV web site.

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