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Chinese plant may aid memory

NEW YORK, Jan. 23 (JTA) — A chemical in hyssop plants

grown in China might serve as the basis for the newest medication to

treat Alzheimer’s disease, Israeli researchers have found.Alzheimer’s is a neurological disease that causes the destruction of brain cells and a loss of memory. Scientists at the Weizmann Institute of Science at Rehovot discovered that the chemical in the plant can strengthen memory.