New Studies Probe Role and Form of Brain Protein that May Be Responsible for Impaired Memory
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NEW STUDIES PROBE ROLE AND FORM OF BRAIN PROTEIN THAT MAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR IMPAIRED MEMORY IN ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE
Findings advance debate about broad role of amyloid-beta in disease causation
Washington, DC — Evidence is growing that particular forms of a protein involved in Alzheimer’s disease may be responsible for impaired memory and brain cell communications. The findings, presented at Neuroscience 2008, the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience and the world’s largest source of emerging news about brain science and health, support recently released discoveries showing that certain conformations and combinations of the amyloid-beta protein produce the damaging effects of Alzheimer’s disease. See full release.