February 18, 2019
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If you have a loved one suffering from Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, you can relate to the pain and misery the patient has to go through. It starts with minor incidents of forgetting little things such as going out with car keys. But, as the disease enters into the next stage, the patient starts forgetting a lot of important details and events concerning his life.
It ultimately reaches a stage where the victim forgets his or her association with family members and friends and faces trouble in performing daily activities. It is regarded as one of the worst diseases with regards to suffering since there is no cure discovered yet. But, for every dark night, there's a brighter day.
Dr Ali Jawaid who is currently residing in Switzerland has come up with a research with indicates that this disease is caused due to the fact that microRNAs are no longer being produced in the brain. This research done by Dr Jawaid and his team hints at a possibility of injecting microRNAs to the parts of the brain responsible for memory formation and retention.
What do we know about Dr Jawaid?
After his graduation from Aga Khan University in Karachi, Dr Jawaid went to Baylor College of Medicine, Texas, the USA for further training. Followed by that, he went to Switzerland where he joined the University of Zurich where he is currently pursuing a post-doctoral fellowship.
He has written a total of 60 scholarly papers in widely known and read magazines including Nature Neuroscience, Nature Communications, Neuron, Molecular Neurobiology, and Science.