We May Have Been Wrong About Alzheimer's

We May Have Been Wrong About What Kills Brain Cells in Alzheimer's Disease


It's not what we thought.


PETER DOCKRILL 7 JUN 2018

 

The biological mechanisms that give rise to the cognitive decline of Alzheimer's disease could be due for a major rethink, according to new research.

It's long been thought that the neurodegeneration of Alzheimer's is caused by beta-amyloid plaques – sticky congregations of a protein called amyloid precursor protein (APP), which break down into fragments and clump together into misfolded, toxic aggregates in the brain, impeding neural communication.

 

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