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More accurate way to predict who will develop Alzheimer's disease – new study

By Marco Bucci, Postdoctoral Researcher, Karolinska Institutet
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Beta-amyloid and tau are two proteins that serve useful functions in the brain, but in Alzheimer’s disease – the most common form of dementia – they go rogue and destroy brain cells (neurons). This happens when beta-amyloid forms clumps on the outside of neurons and tau forms tangles and destroys neurons from the inside. This destruction leads to the classic symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease: problems with memory and with thinking and reasoning.

Studies have shown that beta-amyloid accumulates in the brain

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