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Detecting, Treating Alzheimer's Disease: Finding new ways

Sadly, Alzheimer's disease has been the least prone to progress in the one area where researchers would like to find change the most -- in the ability to fight it. Researchers describe their progress-making at unraveling the mystery of the amyloid beta ("Abeta") peptide, a tangling molecule found in the brain plaques associated with the disease. While this research is still in its early stages, the team is taking the next steps to identify Abeta structures that either form or inhibit the formation of toxic aggregates, which in turn can cause brain impairment. Once that is done, the goal will be to trap these structures and use them for screening.
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