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Recruiting Stress Proteins to clean up tangles in the brain

The brains of people with Alzheimer’s contain large numbers of plaques and tangles. Plaques are formed from beta-amyloid. Tangles are made of a protein called tau. Like beta-amyloid, tangles can also damage the brain and thus contribute to the devastating … Continue reading


Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences May 21, 2007 Full PDF: Click Here Fisher Scientists Find New Way to Inhibit Production of Neurofibrillary Tangles The neurofibrillary tangles characteristic of Alzheimer’s disease are composed of the protein called “tau.” In … Continue reading