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Scientists Isolate a Toxic Key to Alzheimer’s Disease in Human Brains
June 23, 2008 -- Scientists have long questioned whether the abundant amounts of amyloid plaques found in the brains of patients with Alzheimer’s actually caused the neurological disease or were a by-product of its progress. Now, using new research techniques, scientists have shown that a two-molecule aggregate (or dimer) of beta-amyloid protein fragments may play a role in initiating the disease.
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Sep 15, 2008