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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Thioflavin T

Chemical Used to Detect Amyloid Plaques in Alzheimer’s Patients Extends Lifespan of Roundworms

Summary: A compound used to trace amyloid plaque build up in people with Alzheimer’s is not only able to extend lifespan of round worms, it also can increase quality of life, a new study reports.
Source: Rutgers.
Rutgers and U.S. researchers say compound may prevent damaged proteins from accumulating
In a study involving more than 44,000 animals published in Nature Communications, researchers from Rutgers, The University of Oregon, and the Buck Institute for Research on Aging in California tested 10 different compounds from multiple species of roundworms that featured more genetic diversity than can be found between mice and humans. Scientists found that Thioflavin T was the most effective of all drugs tested because it increased the lifespan in all species and doubled it in one.

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