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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