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Biochemists discover new insights into what may go awry in brains of Alzheimer’s patients

August 31, 2019 dna 0
Three decades of research on Alzheimer’s disease have not produced major treatment advances for patients. Researchers now report new insights that may lead to progress in fighting the devastating disease. They discovered beta amyloid has a specific amino acid that can form a kink, like a kink in a garden hose, creating a harmful molecular zipper and leading to the death of neurons.