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75,000-molecule Screen Reveals Amyloid-reducing Compound

News   Feb 20, 2019 | Original Press Release from Boston University School of Medicine

 
75,000-molecule Screen Reveals Amyloid-reducing Compound

In the Alzheimer’s affected brain, abnormal levels of the beta-amyloid protein clump together to form plaques (seen in brown) that collect between neurons and disrupt cell function. Abnormal collections of the tau protein accumulate and form tangles (seen in blue) within neurons, harming synaptic communication between nerve cells. Credit: National Institute on Aging, NIH via Flickr under CC BY-NC 2.0.

 
 
 

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