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Function found for Alzheimer's protein

In people with Alzheimer's, the brain becomes riddled with clumps of protein, forming what are known as amyloid plaques. Now, a report appearing in the September 17th print issue of Cell appears to have found a function for ...

dateSep 10, 2010 in Medical research
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APP -- Good, bad or both?

New data about amyloid precursor protein, or APP, a protein implicated in development of Alzheimer's disease, suggests it also may have a positive role -- directly affecting learning and memory during brain development. So ...

dateOct 18, 2009 in Neuroscience
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Alzheimer's research yields potential drug target

Scientists at UC Santa Barbara and several other institutions have found laboratory evidence that a cluster of peptides may be the toxic agent in Alzheimer's disease. Scientists say the discovery may lead to new drugs for ...

dateJul 01, 2009 in Biochemistry
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