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Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Tau x Amyloid

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New study reveals main culprit for Alzheimer’s disease
Now let’s beat this disease.
26 MAR 2015
A new analysis in more than 3,600 donated brains in the US has singled out
malfunctioning tau proteins as the main driver for the cognitive decline and memory
loss associated with Alzheimer's disease, offering a new focus for future Alzheimer's
treatment and research.
While it’s widely recognised that Alzheimer’s develops as a result of two
malfunctioning proteins, amyloid and tau, just how big a role each of these factors
play has been long-debated. Recently, a large portion of research into Alzheimer’s has been focussing on amyloid, such as this recent experiment that cleared amyloid build-up from mouse brains and gave them their memory function back. /.../

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