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Tau

Untangling the mysteries of Alzheimer’s

One of the most distinctive signs of the development of Alzheimer’s disease is a change in the behavior of a protein that neuroscientists call tau. In normal brains, tau is present in individual units essential to neuron health. In the cells of Alzheimer’s brains, by contrast, tau proteins aggregate into twisted structures known as… Untangling the mysteries of Alzheimer’s   



Alzheimer’s Disease: Tau Spreads in the Brain, Not Between People

Tau tangles are one half of the twin hallmark pathologies of Alzheimer’s disease - the half that is most closely tied to the death of neurons. A study in the February 1 PLoS One offers evidence that the toxic forms of tau that cause these tangles spread throughout the brain by moving from one… Alzheimer’s Disease: Tau Spreads in the Brain, Not Between People   



Biomarkers in cerebrospinal fluid can identify patients with Alzheimer’s disease

Analysis of specific biomarkers in a cerebrospinal fluid sample can differentiate patients with Alzheimer’s disease from those with other types of dementia. The method, which is being studied by researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy, may eventually permit earlier detection of Alzheimer’s disease.

Due to the similarity of the symptoms, differentiating patients with Alzheimer’s from those… Biomarkers in cerebrospinal fluid can identify patients with Alzheimer’s disease   



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