Designer protein gives new hope to scientists studying Alzheimer's disease

July 22nd, 2016 | Posted by admin in Uncategorized

Researchers have designed a new protein which strongly resembles Abeta. In people with Alzheimer's, Amyloid-beta (Abeta) proteins stick together to make amyloid fibrils which form clumps between neurons in the brain. It's believed the build-up of these clumps causes brain cells to die, leading to the cognitive decline in patients suffering from the disease.
Source: Medicine Science Daily

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